‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Premiere Date Set

House of Cards Season 5 will air in time for 2017 Emmy consideration

Leave it to Frank Underwood to make such a dramatic announcement for House of Cards Season 5.

Here on Inauguration Day in the US, Netflix unveiled the premiere date for House of Cards Season 5 via a dramatic Twitter post. The new season will drop on Tuesday, May 30. Those of you who follow the Emmy Awards know the significance of that date. The series traditionally drops on Fridays, but Netflix will release House of Card Season 5 one day before the 2017 Emmy eligibility window closes. The “hanging episode” rule will not apply as the entire series will drop before the Emmy window closes.

House of Cards became the first web-only dramatic series to receive major Emmy nominations with its first season. The series received 47 nominations over its first four seasons, winning seven. Despite broad support, House of Cards has yet to win a Drama Series trophy or awards for its two stars, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

Here is the official Twitter announcement.

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