While it is already known that "House of Cards" season 5 is arriving in May, little is known about how the story of the latest season of the Netflix original series will pan out. However, recently, rumors claiming that "House of Cards" season 5 will feature its own version of the U.S. presidential elections last November have become persistent.
It is already known that "House of Cards" season 5 will be ushering two new characters in the series that will be portrayed by Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott. As Netflix has been mum on any detail about the characters of the two new cast members, it is now suspected that the two characters play an important role in the upcoming season of the series as they may be the ones to challenge Frank Underwood's (Kevin Spacey) hold on the presidency in the alleged version of the series of the U.S. presidential elections held last November.
This is not the first time for "House of Cards" season 5 to be rumored to feature its own version of the U.S. presidential elections, though. When it was announced last year that Clarkson and Scott are joining the series, rumors about the new cast members playing the roles of Frank Underwood's political opponents have started circulating online.
According to rumors, it is possible for the upcoming season of the Netflix original series to feature a three-way presidential fight with Frank Underwood going against Clarkson and Scott's characters. Additionally, it is alleged that Clarkson's character is inspired by Hillary Clinton, and, unlike the real U.S. presidential elections, "House of Cards" season 5's female presidential candidate will end up as the victor, which means that Frank Underwood will face his downfall.
Meanwhile, apart from possibly featuring its own version of the U.S. presidential elections, speculations on "House of Cards" season 5 featuring the death of Frank Underwood have also persisted for months now. While some claim that he will die because of his faltering health, the most popular theory is that his wife, Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), will connive with his most trusted aide, Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), and have him assassinated.
"House of Cards" season 5 is slated arrive this May 30 on Netflix.