Netflix Names New Showrunners For 'House Of Cards'

Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese To Helm Season Five Of Political-Themed Series

Netflix has promoted House Of Cards senior writers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese to showrunners of the political-themed series, the OTT streaming service said Friday.

The two writers replace former showrunner and series creator Beau Willimon who recently left the show after four seasons. The fourth season of the series premieres on Netflix March 4.

Both Pugliese and Gibson joined the series in its third season.

“I welcome Frank and Melissa in their new roles on House of Cards and look forward to collaborating with them and our creative team on Season Five,“ said executive producer and series star Kevin Spacey in a statement.