House of Cards: Renewed for Season 5, Showrunner Exits

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House of Cards is not falling anytime soon.

The Netflix series has been renewed for Season 5 ahead of its Season 4 debut, but there is a catch.

Creator, executive producer and showrunner Beau Willimon will no longer be with the series, which is produced by MRC.

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“Netflix and MRC owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons,” the companies said in a statement.

“As an Academy Award nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history. The producers, cast and crew join us in wishing Beau the best in his next creative adventure.”

"I'm grateful to Netflix and MRC, my fellow executive producers, our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, our talented writers, as well as the incredible cast and crew with whom I've had the privilege to work," says Willimon.

"After five years and four seasons, it's time for me to move on to new endeavors, but I'm supremely proud of what we've built together, wish the show much continued success, and leave it in the hands of a very capable team."

There isn't word on a replacement for Willimon at this time.

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