At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, comedian Hasan Minhaj joked that the real presidency has become so stressful that he’s taken to watching “House of Cards” “just to relax.”
Judging by the new trailer for Season 5 of the Netflix series starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, which was released on Monday, Minhaj might need to amend that statement.
In the clip, the Underwoods smile, strangle and sneer their way to seizing power in the capital, all while expressing their general disgust for the American public. Essentially, nothing has changed.
“The American people don’t know what’s best for them. I do,” Spacey’s character, Frank 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 feel and what to want. They even need help writing their wildest dreams, crafting their worst fears. Lucky for them, they have me.”
Er, tell us how you really feel, Frank.
Watch the full trailer above.
“House of Cards” Season 5 premieres May 30 on Netflix.