Netflix’s House of Cards will return on May 30th for its fifth season

Andrew Liptak
Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood, featured in "House of Cards" on Netflix
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Netflix decided to that today's inauguration was a good time to reveal when its political dramaHouse of Cards would return: May 30th.

The tweet features children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as the camera pulls back from an upside-down American flag, the official signal of distress.

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Season 5 will pick up the story of Frank Underwood, who announced that his wife Claire will be his running mate in the upcoming election, which will likely be the focus of this coming season. Looking back on the tumultuous 2016 election, it will be interesting to see just how this plays out in the cynical world of the Underwoods.

The May release is several months behind the typical release schedule for the show: the first three seasons debuted in February, while last season premiered in the beginning of March. This season will also mark the first since the show's creator, Beau Willimon stepped down as showrunner last year.