'House Of Cards' Season 5 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Mahershala Ali Leaves? Will Beau Willimon's Exit Affects TV Show?

By Jeanne Anne , Updated Oct 04, 2016 02:57 AM EDT

The cancellation news about "House of Cards" Season 5 has been surfacing online along with the death of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey). As nothing is confirmed yet, the most definite report about the show is the exit of Mahershala Ali, who plays the role of Remy Danton.

Mahershala Ali Leaves 'House Of Cards' Season 5

Mahershala Ali revealed that he won't be reprising his role as Remy Danton in the coming "House of Cards" Season 5. The 42-year-old star has been seen for the past four years as the former Chief of Staff of the President. However, in "House of Cards" Season 4, he finished his career by leaving the politics, as per The Independent.

"I think 'House of Cards' has opened [my career] up for me. I just did my last season of 'House of Cards,' I'm no longer on the show," Mahershala Ali told the publication. "Because of our conversations and being able to contractually move out of that series, I've been able to take advantage of other opportunities and get a sense of what was available for me out there." Unfortunately, the "Luke Cage" actor is not the only one who will bid his goodbye in "House of Cards" Season 5.

Beau Willimon's Exit Will Affect 'House Of Cards' Season 5?

The series creator Beau Willimon will also leave the show that worries everyone what would happen in the future of "House of Cards" Season 5, GamenGuide reported. It has been known that the 38-year-old playwright is the heart and soul of the political drama TV series. He, too, is the main brain of adapting the show from the British drama based on Michael Dobb's novel.

Beau Willimon put all his knowledge to make "House of Cards" related to the political system of the U.S. With that, a lot of fans are expecting that his exit will take its toll on "House of Cards" Season 5. Although the cancellation news continuously emerging, "House of Cards" Season 5 will air in February 2017 on Netflix.

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