'House of Cards' Releases Chilling Season 5 Trailer: 'One Nation, Underwood'
By Jackie Willis
President and first lady Frank and Claire Underwood are more power hungry than ever.
In the season five trailer for Netflix's House of Cards, the commander in chief (Kevin Spacey) gives some chilling proclamations. "The American people don't know what's best for them. I do," he tells his wife (Robin Wright) over dramatic scenes from the upcoming season. "They are like little children, Claire. We have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths. Teach them right from wrong. Tell them what to think, and how to feel and what to want."
"They even need help writing their wildest dreams," Frank continues, "Crafting their worst fears."
The fictional president then begins to claim that he and Claire are working to stay in the White House for years and decades to come, spouting off, "2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036 ...One nation, Underwood."
All the usual suspects are featured in the trailer, including presidential candidate Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman), chief of staff Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), author Thomas Yates (Paul Sparks) and campaign manager Leann Harvey (Neve Campbell).
Funny enough, comedian Hasan Minhaj joked at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner that the political landscape has become so stressful in real life that he started watching House of Cards “just to relax." He might take that back after viewing this trailer.
The fifth season of Netflix's House of Cards premieres on May 30.