‘House Of Cards’ Announces Premiere Date For Final Season
Netflix announced Tuesday that the season premiere date for the sixth season of “House of Cards” — minus Kevin Spacey — will be November 2.
Robin Wright will be the focus of the final season, playing the role of Madame President Claire Underwood after Spacey was fired from the series last year following a series of sexual misconduct allegations.
“The Final Season. November 2. #MyTurn,” Netflix tweeted, along with a picture of Wright seated as U.S. President that mimicked artwork from the first season that included a picture of Spacey in the power seat, according to Deadline. (RELATED: ‘The View’ Blasts Kevin Spacey For Tying Homosexuality To Pedophilia)
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) August 7, 2018
This time around though the season is shortened from 13 episodes, giving fans only eight episodes of the popular political drama to wrap up all the loose ends of the last five seasons.
Wright reportedly “led the charge” to make sure the streaming sites flagship drama had the ending fans deserved, according to Vulture.
In the final season, Wright will be joined by two new additions to the show, Diane Lane, Cody Fern and Greg Kinnear.
Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos has promised that the sixth season will “bring closure of the show for fans” after production on the final season was put on hold after Spacey was accused in October by “Star Trek” actor Anthony Rapp of making a sexual advance against him when he was 14 years old.
Since that time, numerous other sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations have come out against the 59-year-old actor.
The political thriller — produced in Baltimore by Media Rights Capital — was the streaming site’s first real hit show. It has been nominated for 53 Emmys during its entire run.