It's almost that time of year again. When you open up your doors and let Frank and Claire back into your home. Netflix has released new first-look images for House of Cards Season 5. All episodes will begin streaming May 30th.
These images kick off with the return of Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) Underwood, who are seen sharing a toast. Together, they have managed to accomplish quite a lot in a very short time, in their own continued TV universe. Frank started this whole wild ride as House Majority Whip. But when then-President Walker passed him over for Secretary of State, it set a scheme of epic porportions into motion. Frank went from being Vice President to President, all with never having to be elected to office.
Over the years, as time passed on the show, Frank and Claire's relationship went through quite a few rocky waters. And in Season 4, we saw the two constantly bickering life partners scheme against each other for the first time. They managed to patch things up, with Claire now running as his Vice President. And Season 5 looks to continue the electoral fight that was cut short last year.
We're still nearly two months away from getting new House of Cards episodes. And these images do little to tease the plot. Along with the new image of Frank and Claire, we also get to see a couple other pairs of characters. First up is Frank's chief of staff Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly). He is seen standing alongside Claire's hired gun political consultant LeAnn Harvey, played by Neve Campbell. These two have had their differences. But it's suspected that they will be forced to unite as the Underwoods continue to gun for White House supermecy.
The third new photo shows us Frank Underwood's opposing candidate Governor Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman). He is seen standing alongside his wife and possible first lady Hannah (Dominique McElligott). The fourth and final photo shows Frank and Claire meeting their supporters at a rally during the 2016 presidential election.
House of Cards Season 5 will be a major year of change for not only Frank and Claire, but pretty much everyone on the show. Creator and showrunner Beau Willimon bailed on the series when Season 4 came to its conclusion. New showrunning duo Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are taking over. They boarded the series during Season 3 as staff writers. Home of Cards is one of Netflix's first original shows, and it showed what the streaming service was capable of doing in terms of original content. The show has been a huge success since it debuted in 2013. Some believe that Willimon's departure is a sign that things may be coming to an end. Whether Season 5 succeeds or fails will be the real litmus test for the show's survival.