House of Cards will be returning for a fourth season

3 Apr 2015

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Kevin Spacey stars in House of Cards. Photo via Netflix

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House of Cards is Netflix’s first and, perhaps, biggest self-produced hit, and the video-streaming service isn’t putting its prized stud out to pasture just yet.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix has renewed the political drama for a fourth season, with production scheduled to begin this summer for a 2016 release.

The most recent series premiered on 27 February and, like the previous two seasons, all 13 episodes were released simultaneously.

In its first season, House of Cards – which depicts the career of Kevin Spacey’s Machiavellian politician Frank Underwood – received nine nominations in the 2013 Emmy Awards, becoming the first original online-only web television series to receive major nods. Last year, the series received a further 13 nominations.

Netflix’s original series model shows no signs of slowing, as the company has also recently commissioned new episodes of Bloodline, Bojack Horseman, Marco Polo, Hemlock Grove, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Orange Is the New Black.

Dean is a freelance journalist and editor covering media.

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