By C. Molly Smith
April 02, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Fans who were left wanting more from the season 3 finale of Netflix’s House of Cards can rest assured: The political drama has landed a fourth season.

The announcement came Thursday in a tweet from the official House of Cards account, reading:  “I will leave a legacy. #Underwood2016” with an image that reads “SEASON 4 COMING 2016.”

Production for the show, which follows Frank (Kevin Spacey) and Claire Underwood (Robin Wright), a ruthless Washington D.C. power couple with high political aspirations, is scheduled to begin this summer.

[Warning: Spoilers ahead!]

Season 3 proved quite divisive (see related content), and its finale wrapped on a cliffhanger. Frank, who took over as president in the season two finale following Walker’s departure, beat Heather Dubar in Iowa, putting him in a good position for his ongoing presidential campaign. But his personal life wasn’t looking so good. In a shocking twist, Claire left him. Then there’s that whole Doug killing Rachel thing…It’s a lot to digest, but hopefully there will be some resolution come 2016.

Ballots, betrayal, and barbecue combine in Netflix’s original drama, which stars Kevin Spacey as cunning congressman Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his equally ruthless Lady Macbeth. Based on a 1990 BBC serial of the same name.
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