?House of Cards? Creator Will Not Return For Season 5

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As ?House of Cards? season 4 is due to air on March 4, Netflix announced that its creator, Beau Willimon, will not be part of the show?s fifth season.

According to KCRA, the season 5 of ?House of Cards? will be aired in 2017 as declared on Thursday.

“Netflix and [production company Media Rights Capital] owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Beau Willimon for his strong narrative vision for House of Cards over the show’s first four seasons. As an Academy Award-nominated writer, he made his first foray into television and built a riveting and critically acclaimed series, establishing his place in TV history,” Netflix said in a statement.

Willimon, who was the man behind the political thriller?s success, said leaving the show that its time to ?move on? to other projects.

?After five years and four seasons, it?s time for me to move on to new endeavours, but I?m supremely proud of what we?ve built together, wish the show much continued success, and leave it in the hands of a very capable team,? Willimon said.

?House of Cards? season 1 was originally aired Febr. 13, 2013 gained instant hit among the American audience. The television series received several accolades from viewers and critics as well as won multiple awards at several award ceremonies.

?I?m grateful to Netflix and MRC, my fellow executive producers, our two incandescent stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, our talented writers, as well as the incredible cast and crew with whom I?ve had the privilege to work,? the writer said.

Last March, before the third season was due to be released Willimon told CNNMoney‘s Brian Stelter that the “House of Cards” was “a paradigmatic shift in the way that people consume their entertainment.”

“I think that it has forced us, in a good way, to question what constitutes a TV show. Is the term ‘TV show’ even really applicable anymore? Are we just telling lots of different types of stories in different formats?”, he further added.

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