House of Cards: Canceled or Renewed?

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of the ruthless and power-hungry Frank Underwood was on television some of the finest acting in recent times. ‘House of Cards’ became a sensation when it first released. Created by David Fincher (who also directed the first episode), the show is a political drama that charts the rise of Frank Underwood, an ambitious and driven House Whip, to the president of the United States. The list of accolades received by the show is huge, the majority of which have been directed towards Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey.

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House of Cards Cast: Who’s in it?

The show was in controversy and received widespread media attention due to allegations on its star Kevin Spacey. The production stalled and there were calls from people to fire the actor. Spacey certainly didn’t return to the show and sadly enough, probably won’t to the screen either. Robin Wright took up the leading role and replaced Spacey’s Frank as the president. The phenomenal Michael Kelly returned as Chief of Staff, along with other regulars of the previous season Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, and Cecil Derek. Constance Zimmer as Janine Skorsky, Campbell Scott as Mark Usher and Boris McGiver as Tom Hammerschmidt were also part of season 6.

The cast saw three new additions in the form of Greg Kinnear, Diane Lane, and Cody Fern. Lane and Kinnear were roped in to play siblings. Cody Fern was cast in a negative role, much along the lines of Frank. Joel Kinnaman didn’t return for the sixth season.

House of Cards Plot: What is it about?

Season 5 ended in a way that was both, gut-wrenchingly exciting and full of endless possibilities. Claire breaks the fourth wall, just like her husband, and with a determined and fearless look on her face, announces: “My Turn”. The dialogue held true and afforded the underrated Robin Wright to have a go at it alone. Even without Spacey, the creators made sure that the show didn’t solely rely on Spacey’s brilliance and introduced characters like Jane and Seth to keep things interesting.

Before the Spacey saga, there were plans to move Frank in the private sector (because that’s where he thought the real power lies) and Claire to the pinnacle of political power in the US. “The show has always been about the pursuit of power,” Pugliese told The Hollywood Reporter. “We wanted to expand that a little bit and try to explore other ways of power and powers outside the White House.” Pointers indicated the monopoly of Claire in terms of screen time and significance in the story. With no Spacey in her way, Wright led the show and its conclusion was focused on its first female president.

House of Cards Season 7 Release Date: Canceled or Renewed?

Netflix had confirmed on 17 December 2017 that the series will return for its sixth season but that would be its final season. The sixth season that brought an end to the first original series ever by Netflix consisted of eight episodes, far less than the usual 13 that every other season had. Filming for the sixth season of House of Cards was completed on May 25, 2018. The final season was set an air date of November 2, 2018.

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House of Cards Trailer

Netflix released a teaser trailer some time back. Another short trailer was released showing that Kevin Spacey’s character is indeed dead. Watch it below

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