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'House of Cards' Season 4 Release Date, Spoilers, Rumors; New Season Promises More Scheming, Child Adoption, Neve Campbell To Rival Underwoods

( [email protected] ) Aug 21, 2015 01:20 PM EDT
The next season of Netflix's hit political drama House of Cards will start airing in February 2016 and show creator Michael Dobbs promises more "Machiavellian scheming" and wickedness are coming its way in Season 4.
House of Cards Season 4 promises more wickedness, scheming and adoption of child.

The next season of Netflix's hit political drama House of Cards will start airing in February 2016 and show creator Michael Dobbs promises more "Machiavellian scheming" and wickedness are coming its way in Season 4.

Dobbs said Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), the slick politician that he is, could be getting his comeuppance sooner than later. He told Express.co.uk "Oh, all politicians get their comeuppance at some point but the question is whether they survive and come back for more. Frank in season three said 'I'm on the way out, I'm not going to stand for re-election' and then we discover by the end of season three perhaps he's changed his mind. So you can always expect the unexpected in politics,"

True to being a dubious politician that they are, the Underwoods, Frank and Claire (Robin Wright), will not be splitting after all in the upcoming season. In the last season finale, it was hinted that Frank and Claire are heading for a split and that the she is planning to run for the presidency against her husband.

However, fresh reports indicated that the power couple will pretend to be together despite their marital problems and even adopt a child just for a public show that they have a happy marriage, reported Ecumenical News. And that was even after Claire walked out of Frank in the last season at a crucial time when her husband is seeking a re-election.

Another rumor that surfaced is the return of Michael Kelly's character Doug Stamper as Frank's chief of staff. Stamper fell out of Frank's graces in the last season after the president lost his trust on him. But latest spoilers from insiders claim that Stamper will be able to regain Frank's trust, according to Realty Today.

In earlier interview, Kelly said he hopes that his character remains in the popular political drama and hopes that Stamper is not killed off in the House of Cards.

"This is the greatest job I've ever had, Doug Stamper is the greatest gift I have ever been given as an actor," Kelly said. "I love playing him, I love going to work every day, here we are in season 4 and I love going to work just as much as I did first day of season 1 and that says a lot."

A separate report by Deadline has confirmed that Scream and Party of Five star Neve Campbell will be joining season 4 of the House of Cards and pose a serious challenge to Frank Underwood's presidency.

Other reports claimed that the 42-year-old Campbell would play a character that will challenge Claire's position as First Lady.

The highly-anticipated release date of the hit Netflix original series remains unknown except that the House of Cards will start airing sometime in February next year in time when the U.S. presidential election heats up. 

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