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Netflix confirms House of Cards S5 – without creator

Netflix has confirmed that its hit drama House of Cards will return for a fifth season – but without its creator Beau Willimon who will be leaving the series.

Oscar-nominated screenwriter Willimon – who is also an executive producer on House of Cards – has overseen the show becoming an international hit for Netflix. He has also written more than 20 of the episodes to date.

“Prior to its fourth-season premiere, Netflix and [producers] Media Rights Capital are thrilled to announce that House of Cards will return for a fifth season in 2017. Concurrent with the renewal, creator and showrunner Beau Willimon is departing the critically acclaimed series,” Netflix said in a statement.

Netflix is yet to announce a replacement for Willimon.

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