April 2, 2015 / 11:41 PM / 3 years ago

Netflix renews 'House of Cards' for fourth season in 2016

(Reuters) - Netflix Inc’s popular political thriller “House of Cards” will return for a fourth season in 2016, according to the show’s Twitter account.

“House of Cards,” the first online-only series to win an Emmy Award, tweeted its fourth season renewal along with the popular signature line of protagonist Frank Underwood, “I will leave a legacy.”

Starring Kevin Spacey as the underhanded Congressman Francis Underwood, "House of Cards" put a new twist on the binge-watching trend in television as Netflix made all the season episodes available at once. (bit.ly/1EZiaYP)

The political drama, based on a book and a BBC miniseries of the same name, has also had a positive impact on subscriber growth, according to Netflix.

Reporting by Anjali Rao Koppala in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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