‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Air Date, Spoilers, News & Update: Frank Underwood Dies In New Season? Plot Focuses On Donald Trump?

By Laine Lucas , Updated Nov 25, 2016 09:20 AM EST

"House of Cards" Season 5 is all set for its premiere in 2017 but fans continue to wait for an announcement on the exact date. So far, Netflix hasn't provided details about the return of the series and what story will it bring, but fans have their own theories as to what season 5 will be about.

Latest rumors suggest that "House of Cards" Season 5 might feature events related to the 2016 Presidential Elections, particularly Donald Trump's win. It was already assumed that Frank's wife, Claire (Robin Wright) will win the elections but since Trump won, the series' storyline has reportedly been changed to suit real-life events.

It has also been rumored for quite some time that some beloved characters of the series will die in the upcoming season. Speculation is rife that it will be Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) who will bid goodbye in "House of Cards" Season 5. It can be recalled that Frank is not in good health when Season 4 ended and since then, it is believed that he might not make it long in the new season.

This rumored exit of Frank from the "House of Cards" Season 5 was intensified when Spacey's co-star Michael Kelly, who plays Frank's henchman Doug Stamper, made a comment about it. "You lose characters that you love," Kelly told Deadline. "We almost lost Frank, and I always have faith in the writers that no matter what road we go down, we're going to come back to what the show is."

It remains to be seen when Frank's time will end in the series, but he will at least have another adversary to deal with in "House of Cards" Season 5.  Details of new characters remain under wraps at the moment, but Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott have recently joined the series. According to Den of Geek, it's likely that Clarkson will get in the way of Frank in the new season.

For now, nothing is set in stone yet, so fans should keep waiting for more updates on "House of Cards" Season 5. Stay tuned to GamenGuide to get them.

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