‘House of Cards’ Season 5 Writers Want the Show to Go the Way of Breaking Bad

The mark of a good TV series is when the writers have a plan on when they exactly want it to end. It should not be based on the ratings that the show will be getting in the course of its airing.

More often, the durability of a TV series is primarily based on how well or bad it is doing in the ratings. If it’s good, expect it to last for more years and if it is bad, it should not stay on the air for so long.

It is very seldom that a TV series stays on the air for a fixed number of seasons because the writers have already done their work long before it aired on the network. Such is the case of successful TV shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” where the producers have already mapped out the beginning and the end long before it ends.

That cannot be said however of “The Walking Dead” as it seems that the producers are capitalizing on its popularity to extend the series, which often becomes the reason for some shows to evolve as an overbearing watch.

The American political drama series “House of Cards” on Netflix is one of those TV shows that has charted its end even before it happened that is why when reports came out that it will finally have its end on the upcoming fifth season, it did not come as a major surprise to its loyal viewers, nor they did push for its possible extension beyond Season 5.

Executive producer Michael Dobbs said that the writers of “House of Cards” have been contemplating how and when the TV series should finish.

He said that every show comes to a natural end, the same way that the writers did for “Breaking Bad” and “24,” reports the Digital Spy.

Dobbs also said that “House of Cards” is now a global brand and some other parts of the world are reportedly planning to make their own version of the TV series, the same way that the UK just did.

Release date rumors

Season 4 of “House of Cards” released on Netflix in one bundle on March 4 so the speculations are rife that Season 5 could come out in March next year as well.

However, there are also rumors saying that the TV show could come out earlier than March in order to still catch the trickle interest of the November US presidential elections.

What seems certain at this point is that the Season 5 of “House of Cards” shall come out with a new US president sitting in the White House already, at least in real life.

But in the show, it will still be Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey, but his hold on power will reportedly be under heavy assault in the upcoming Season 5 led no less by his wife Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, who happens to be his Vice President, notes the Christian Daily.

Plotting the downfall of the US president

The rumors have been fairly consistent in saying that Frank Underwood shall be losing the presidency, which he won during the fourth season of “House of Cards.”

Claire Underwood is his Vice President so in the event that Frank loses the presidency, she would be there to assume the position and ensure continuity for the United States of America.

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Past rumors have also been saying that it shall be Claire who shall be plotting the downfall of her husband but there are also reports claiming that Frank would actually die in Season 5 as a result of his illness that was given a glimpse of during the past season.

The latest rumors are now saying that Claire would ensure the removal of Frank from office by taking the support of the President’s most trusted man in Doug Stamper, played by Michael Kelly.

However, there are also reports saying that it is unlikely for Doug Stamper to suddenly turn his back and lose his loyalty to Frank that easy.

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