The highly anticipated fifth season of House Of Cards lands on Netflix today and according to Kevin Spacey, we’re in for a real treat.
“I think we’re scarier than ever before,” Kevin said on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
"There are people who watch the show, as an example, last year and thought, 'Oh that's crazy. That could never happen,'” Kevin adds. “And then suddenly 18 months later it’s like, ‘Oh, wait a second. That could actually happen.’ Or it is happening.”
The parallels between the plot lines of House Of Cards and the current state of politics in America are disturbing to say the least, and this season in no exception.
Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Kevin made the point that the truth really is stranger than fiction.
“At some point between when we shot the season and before it dropped, three or four or five things that we have dealt with happened in the real world,” Kevin admitted. “We go, 'OK, everyone's going to assume we stole it from the headlines,' but in fact, we did it first."
Kevin’s co-star Robin Wright, who plays his wife Claire Underwood, recently joked to Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that: “Trump has stolen all of our ideas for season six”.
This season will be the first without series creator Beau Willimon at the helm, with senior writers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese stepping up as replacements.
As far as storylines, with an election looming we can expect to see plenty of fear-mongering from Frank as part of his new plan to “work with fear”.
When it comes to Frank and Claire’s relationship, who knows what will unfold. Claire came close to betraying Frank in last season; will she be tempted again this time around?