“House of Cards” Spin-offs Might Be Headed to Netflix After the Kevin Spacey Scandal
Fans were stunned when news dropped yesterday that House of Cards has been canceled in the wake of the sexual misconduct allegations against the show’s star, Kevin Spacey. While the Emmy-nominated series is set to wrap up in 2018 after its sixth season, it now turns out that Netflix is considering spin-offs that could keep many of your favorite HoC characters alive.
Variety has confirmed that multiple ideas are being tossed around by the folks behind the scenes, including one which focuses on political aide Doug Stamper, played by Michael Kelly. Eric Roth, who worked as an executive producer on the first four seasons of House of Cards, is set to write the initial script, which means we’ll be getting more of the politically themed chills and thrills that got us hooked on the original series.
At least two other spin-offs are also in the works, though there are no details yet as to what they might be about or which characters they would center around. Though it’s very likely that we could be seeing a show starring Robin Wright herself as the formidable Claire Underwood, the no-holds-barred character who rises through the ranks of the merciless political world.
The role earned the 51-year-old the Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, on top of which she’s also racked up multiple Emmy award nominations for her epic portrayal of the character. Not to mention the fact that she’s earned millions of devoted fans over the years who would LOVE to see her carry on her character’s own ruthless political legacy.
With the sixth and final season of House of Cards premiering in 2018, we’ll just have to wait and see if the show which delves deep into fictional controversies can overcome Spacey’s IRL allegations enough to keep the spin-off hopes alive.
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