House of Cards did right by Kevin Spacey’s victims to toss existing scripts and reorient the final season around Robin Wright’s Claire. All the same, it seems the latest addition to Season 6 offers a hint at how the final arc for Spacey’s Frank Underwood might have played out.
Kevin Spacey who? House of Cards’ final season may be all about Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood, but hers won’t be the only familiar face. Both Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the eight-episode sixth season in key roles, amid other returning favorites.
The price of doing business with predators is high. A new Netflix earnings report from the end of 2017 reveals that the streaming giant took a staggering $39 million write-down in disbanding the relationship with Hollywood abuser Kevin Spacey, both in shortening the final House of Cards season and shelving the actor’s Gore Vidal biopic.
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.
All week long we’ve seen House of Cards continually crumble under allegations against Kevin Spacey, but is there hope yet for the final season? A new report suggests producers are looking into continuing the series around Robin Wright‘s Claire Underwood, albeit after a very frank exit.
The tumbling House of Cards metaphor is apt, as sexual assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey appear to be picking up speed. The actor has since been dropped by his representation, as new reports of inappropriate behavior surface from the House of Cards crew itself. It’s possible Season 6 will be shuttered altogether.