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'House of Cards' gets new showrunners -- Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese

By Karen Butler   |   Feb. 27, 2016 at 10:05 AM
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- House of Cards senior writers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese have been promoted to showrunners for the Netflix original series.

"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 5," the show's star and executive producer Kevin Spacey said in a statement Friday.

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"We and the rest of the House of Cards writers look forward to the next chapter of the reign of Underwood," added Gibson and Pugliese in their own joint statement.

The pair joined the political drama in its third season.

The series also stars Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Mahershala Ali, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Nathan Darrow, Kim Dickens, Elizabeth Marvel, Dominique McElligott, Molly Parker, Paul Sparks, Ellen Burstyn, Cicely Tyson and Joel Kinnaman.

All 13 episodes of its upcoming fourth season will debut March 4 on Netflix.

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