Netflix's breakout hit is back for a 5th season.
In what is both an excellent troll move and smart marketing, the House of Cards Twitter account dropped a teaser for the new season less than an hour before the inauguration ceremonies for Donald Trump were scheduled to start.
The teaser starts with a close up on a flapping flag with a voice over of children reciting the pledge of allegiance. It is captioned “We make the terror.” As the camera pans out, it becomes clear that the flag is flying upside down. The gloomy skies confirm the season will most likely be a dark one. The end of the trailer shows the release date for the show on Netflix: May 30.
The show usually premieres in February, so this year it’s coming later than most. I wonder if the writers went back to the drawing board after the election results in November, causing the show to be delayed?