Netflix's "House of Cards" has been renewed for a fourth season earlier this year and according to several reports the cast and crew of the highly acclaimed series are already in the thick of production. Despite filming in full swing, the web streaming company has yet to announce when the upcoming debut would be. Fans, however, can take solace in a couple of details revealed by not only the series showrunner but Frank Underwood himself.
At the offset of the announcement of the series' renewal, Kevin Spacey together with Beau Willimon, "House of Cards" showrruner, and Michael Kelly, sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss details about season four.
During the interview, Willimon revealed that much of the upcoming broadcast would reveal what would come of Frank without Claire. According to the showrunner, the separation has been in motion since the second season and since then the couple really was heading to splitsville.
"A lot of the strength of the show is based on the strength of that marriage. But as soon as we began to explore that, we realized there was no turning back. We also realized we'd laid the groundwork in the previous two seasons for this conflict between Francis and Claire."
In the same interview, critically acclaimed actor, Kevin Spacey revealed details about his portrayal of Frank Underwood. With regards to the infamous season two bisexual scene, Spacey explains the process he takes in playing questionable roles and scenes.
"The only way I've been able to go about the work that I do is, I don't judge the characters that I play. I try to serve the writing the best as I can. I don't want to ever make a moral judgment about a character."
Netflix has yet to formally announce when they would be releasing "House of Cards" season four. however according to several reports the series would be returning in 2016.