It doesn’t seem to have the same critical pulse that it once did, nor is it totally beloved by our audience who is always puzzled when it makes the Best of TV lists. And yes, “House Of Cards” did slightly wobble in season two, with David Fincher‘s departure and the question of whether creator/showrunner Beau Willimon could steer the ship himself. In fact, in conversation with The Moment podcast from last year, Willimon vaguely suggested he had some issues, and moving forward, would steer the narrative towards the plausible and organic. And season three came back roaring quite forcefully, with its penultimate episode directed by James Foley (“Glengarry Glen Ross”), one of the best individual episodes of 2014.
Season three ended — spoilers ahead — with the first lady (Robin Wright) leaving the Commander in Chief (Kevin Spacey) as he struggled to keep the presidency in a new election. Would they reconcile? Announce a separation or divorce in the middle of a presidential campaign? Keep things quiet until it was all over, if that was at all a possibility? Season three ended on that cliffhanger and it’s unclear if season four will fast forward a few months, or pick up right where it left off — our guess is the former.
At any rate, a new teaser for “House Of Cards” season four debuted last night during the Golden Globes. It’s short, with Frank Underwood once again breaking the fourth wall, addressing the audience and letting us know we need him, but there’s no new footage. More will be revealed soon, I’m sure. Season four of “House of Cards” premieres on March 4th. Watch the new teaser below.