House of Cards writers Frank Pugliese and Melissa James have been promoted to showrunners of the Netflix political drama, the streaming service announced Friday. Both Pugliese and James joined the show in 2013 and will now take over creative control for the show's fifth season as creator Beau Willmon departs.

"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 Kevin Spacey in a statement.

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The news comes just one week ahead of the House of Cards Season 4 premiere on March 4, where Frank (Spacey) and Claire (Robin Wright) will have to learn to put aside their differences if they want to get back into the White House.

"We and the rest of the House of Cards writers look forward to the next chapter of the reign of Underwood," said Gibson and Pugliese.

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