It didn’t take long for Netflix and House of Cards to distance themselves from star Kevin Spacey in the wake of pedophilia accusations from actor Adam Rapp. Producers placed Spacey on leave with intent to rewrite House of Cards’ final season around Robin Wright’s Claire, but the process of severing the toxic star may be more costly and complicated than we thought.
Netflix’s House of Cards may be folding faster than expected. Even as the Kevin Spacey drama seemed to confirm a sixth and final season in response to allegations of pedophilia, production has now shut down altogether while Netflix figures out their next move.
Only a few short years ago, Netflix had in mind to double its roster of original programming by 2016. That goal has more or less been achieved, with something new debuting practically every Friday, so what’s next? Why, launching even more originals, to the point they make up 50% of the streaming service’s offerings, per Netflix brass.
Once upon a time, Netflix’s House of Cards had only a two-season order guaranteed, and here we are a second showrunner to take us into a fifth (!) season. Following the exit of longtime creative voice Beau Willimon (after Season 4, don’t worry), House Cards has promoted from its own cabinet to lead the Kevin Spacey-Robin Wright political drama past 2016.
House of Cards fans have been patient enough in waiting for the Netflix drama’s fourth season trailer, and President Underwood remains every bit as hungry. At long last, Netflix has delivered our first real sneak peek, and things are about to get very, very uncomfortable between the President and First Lady.
We’re still waiting on a proper trailer for House of Cards Season 4, but Netflix is already taking major political swings. Frank Underwood (and hopefully Claire) will officially return for Season 5 in 2017, albeit without series showrunner Beau Willimon.
We’re still short an actual trailer for House of Cards Season 4, whose premiere will shove us all to the tracks by March, but in the meantime, remember that President Frank Underwood is one stone-cold killer. Revisit his most shocking act with a new look at House of Cards Season 4!