‘House Of Cards’ season four start date announced

Advert sees Frank Underwood campaigning for a second term as US President

The start date of the next season of US drama House Of Cards has been announced.

Netflix will release 13 new episodes of the show on March 4, 2016, following the third season’s airing in February of this year.

As with previous seasons, all the new episodes will be released simultaneously, allowing fans to view at their leisure.

The March start date was announced in a faux-campaign message from character Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey.

A video released via Twitter sees Underwood campaigning for a second term as US President. It was also aired on CNN during the fifth Republican presidential debate.

“It’s a new day in America. Today more people will go to work, return home to their families and sleep more soundly than ever before – all because one man refuses to settle, putting people before politics. That man is Frank Underwood,” the narrator of the advert says.

“America, I am only getting started,” Underwood adds at the end, before signing off: “I am Frank Underwood and I approve this message.”