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'House of Cards' Reveals Season 5 Premiere Date on Inauguration Day: 'We Make the Terror'

by Antoinette Bueno 9:14 AM PST, January 20, 2017
Playing 'House of Cards' Reveals Season 5 Premiere Date on Inauguration Day: 'We Make the Terror'

House of Cards picked a pointed date to announce its big return.

The Netflix series' official Twitter account tweeted a video on Friday -- Inauguration Day -- of children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as an upside down American flag waves in front of the White House, revealing that the show's fifth season premieres on May 30. The premiere date also marks the first time a Netflix original series will premiere on a Tuesday instead of on a Friday.

"We make the terror," the tweet reads.

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The line refers to the fourth season of the show ending with a hostage crisis, with the terrorists live-streaming a death.

House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood, and Robin Wright as his wife, Claire Underwood. Creator Beau Willimon stepped down from showrunner after season four, and was replaced by Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese.

In July, actor Michael Kelly talked to ET about working on season five without Willimon for the first time.

"Quite honestly, it broke my heart," Kelly said. He's not only a good friend but one of the most talented guys out there. I'll miss everything about him. It'll be tough for many reasons, but I think we'll continue to make a great show."

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The critically acclaimed series has garnered plenty of famous fans since its debut in 2014 -- including Barack Obama -- and even inspired Jimmy Fallon and actress Ellen Barkin to make a hilarious parody titled "House of Cue Cards."

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