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On Inauguration Day, ‘House of Cards’ announces May return

January 20, 2017 GMT
FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, people stand in line waiting to enter the Underwood 2016 booth ahead of the CBS News Republican presidential debate in Greenville, S.C. Netflix announced on Jan. 20, 2017, that political drama “House of Cards” will return this May for a fifth season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
FILE- In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, people stand in line waiting to enter the Underwood 2016 booth ahead of the CBS News Republican presidential debate in Greenville, S.C. Netflix announced on Jan. 20, 2017, that political drama “House of Cards” will return this May for a fifth season. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “House of Cards” will return in May for a fifth season.

The show’s Twitter account posted a video on Inauguration Day featuring an upside-down U.S. flag in front of the U.S. Capitol. The video ends with the date May 30. An upside-down flag is a signal of distress.

The show stars Kevin Spacey as President Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, first lady Claire Underwood.

The upcoming season will be the first under new co-showrunners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese. Former showrunner Beau Willimon stepped away from the role after last season.