It’s only fitting that Netflix has announced the premiere date for the upcoming fifth season of House of Cards on the day of President Trump’s inauguration. The premiere date reveal trailer also prominently featured an upside down American flag — which is nothing new considering the show’s title sequence — but the House of Cards Twitter accounted tweeted the news with the ominous phrase from the end of the season 4 finale.
We make the terror. pic.twitter.com/VpChwGOSMj
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) January 20, 2017
We try to stay unpolitical here at Techaeris, but given the political nature of House of Cards and the timing of the release date announcement coupled with the imagery used, you can’t help but wonder if there was an ulterior motive. The Netflix show hasn’t shied away from controversy before, with the season 4 media campaign launching during the primaries for the presidential nominations, and was dubbed FU2016.
In case you haven’t been following, all wasn’t ending well at the end of the last season for President Underwood and his wife Claire, and things can only be expected to start off really tense in the upcoming season.
The fifth season of the critically acclaimed Emmy® nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’ Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil and Paul Sparks.
Will you be tuning into House of Cards‘ fifth season on May 30th? What do you think about the imagery and tagline used in the date announcement? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.