Kevin Spacey's character, which earned him an Emmy, delivers a grim monologue in the one-and-a-half-minute preview (above) over a montage of dramatic footage, which teases plenty of tension between political opponents and steam between sexual partners.
"The American people don’t know what’s best for them. I do. I know exactly what they need," President Underwood says. "They’re like little children, Claire. We have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths, teach them right from wrong, tell them what to think and how to fell and what to want, they even need help writing their wildest dreams, crafting their worst fears. Lucky for them, they have me. They have you. Underwood 2016, 2020, 2024, 2028, 2032, 2036. One nation, Underwood.”
Sounds like President Underwood has dictator aspirations, and First Lady Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) is along for the ride. Although based on the title, it seems the political empire he's spent a lifetime building is destined to crumble by the series finale.
Season 4 of the Netflix drama ended with Frank getting the bright idea to go to war when his re-election campaign takes a turn for the worse.
New episodes start streaming on May 30.