Last 'House of Cards' season to premiere just before midterms

Lawrence Kim
August 8, 2018

The future of "House of Cards" was very much up in the air previous year following the allegations against Kevin Spacey, but the show chose to continue on for one more season with Robin Wright (Claire Underwood) taking the lead.

A new promo poster for House of Cards proves that Robin Wright is taking the lead on the popular Netflix original series.

On Tuesday morning, the show's official Twitter account announced that the final season would arrive on Netflix on November 2. But the series' future was put in doubt when, as production had just gotten underway for Season 6, wildly disturbing and upsetting allegations of sexual assault and harassment against star and producer Kevin Spacey arose. Production was shut down, Spacey was sacked as the lead actor (and as a producer), and eight new episodes for the now-final season had to be hastily written with Robin Wright as the lead.

Claire Underwood, played by Wright, will occupy the Oval Office in the upcoming season. "We forged ahead, and we were so thankful that we were able to complete the series as planned", Wright said during an interview with Today, adding that she had not known Spacey that well.

Amid the allegations, Variety claimed that House of Cards producers were looking to kill off Spacey's character and give Wright the opportunity to step up to the plate and carry the series. House of Cards revived Kevin Spacey's career (before he destroyed it again himself), and introduced Netflix as a solid contender in the television network competition. Netflix took to Twitter to announce the release date for the final season of the series, and it'll be another three months before we get to see the conclusion.

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