House of Cards season 5 trailer: Watch this disturbing vision of US political affairs

FP Staff

May,02 2017 12:50:01 IST

The trailer for season 5 of Netflix's House of Cards dropped yesterday with Kevin Spacey's sinister President, Frank Underwood sharing a disturbing vision for USA in the fictional White House.

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards. Image via Twitter.

Kevin Spacey in House of Cards. Image via Twitter.

The season tries to draw parallels to real life, and picks up in the middle of Underwood's campaign against Republican Gov. Will Conway of New York, played by Joel Kinnaman.

Exactly how much was molded keeping in mind the current events of the US political affairs (we are looking at you, Trump) is still left to be seen because the series’s first season creator and showrunner Beau Willimon, who has been vocally anti-Trump since the election, has left the series.

In the trailer, the current POTUS, Frank Underwood tells Claire (Robin Wright) "The American people don't know what's best for them. I do. I know exactly what they need."

Claire is his running mate in the fictional 2016 election, which will continue in the upcoming season.

"They're like little children, Claire. We have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths. Teach them right from wrong. Tell them what to think, how to feel and what to want," he drawls. "They even need help riding their wildest dreams, crafting their worst fears. Lucky for them, they have me. They have you. Underwood 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036. One nation, Underwood."

When we last saw the Underwoods, they were breaking the fourth wall after witnessing the execution of a man being held hostage by terrorists.

"That’s right," he said, first lady at his side. "We don’t submit to terror. We make the terror."

The trailer's dark chaos is in keeping with that tone.

New House of Cards episodes are set to arrive 30 May.

Updated Date: May 02, 2017 12:51 PM