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– by Nick Doll

Following the sexual assault and harassment allegations against Kevin Spacey, the producers of House of Cards are rushing to figure out a way for the show to live on without Frank Underwood (Spacey), the show’s lead.

Netflix already announced Season 6 of House of Cards will be its last, but has also since suspended production on that season indefinitely. Netflix and Media Rights Capital, who produce the show, have also been looking at options for spinoffs, one likely scenario involving a spinoff focusing on Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly).

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Variety now reports that producers are discussing the killing of Frank Underwood, and have the show’s sixth and (still) final season concentrate on his wife Claire (Robin Wright).

Producers worry that moving forward with Spacey may not be an option, yet they don’t want to halt production on Season 6 for good, as over 300 members of the cast and crew would be out of work. The new season has just started filming, so it is assumed Spacey’s character could be written out without scrapping the entire season.

The producers, meanwhile, are also paying close attention to Spacey’s contract to see if they can legally move forward without him. There’s a chance they may be obligated to put him in the remaining episodes, at which point, they would have a very difficult decision to make, indeed.

Would you watch a sixth season of House of Cards with Claire as the lead? Or is House of Cards just not itself without Frank Underwood? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Variety

  • Behemothrex

    I love how an over 3 decade old allegation can destroy a person, so much for innocent until proven guilty. I hope all the righteous SJW’s are happy with themselves, just wait until it starts to bite them in the ass and they start to complain that their accusers have no proof. It’s going to get a hell of a lot worse in the coming years, my suggestion get off Facebook and any other social media platform now LOL. The mob is coming for you and your thought crimes! LOL

    • Weresmurf

      Right now, the worlds turned fake-puritan. It’s utterly ridiculous. For example, the Ben Affleck video where he clearly *does not* touch her breast, yet he’s condemned for touching her breast (unless he has octopus like tentacles on his hands, he could not physically get around with that left arm and grab that breast).

      There’s a few true ones for sure, but there’s assuredly a lot of fake ones coming out, getting in on the ‘me-tooism’ of the whole thing, and that’s going to damage the whole movement in the long term. Sure, a lot of genuinely rancid behaviour has to change, that’s assuredly true, but there’s definitely people now coming out in a parasitic fashion trying to take advantage of this on *both* sides for attention.

    • AmiRami

      Its hard to claim innocent till proven guilty issues when the man himself is not denying any of the numerous allegations against him. Besides, he is not being arrested (yet). He is POSSIBLY losing his job and only if it is a legal recourse as the article notes.

      • Weresmurf

        He hasn’t denied it, true, but he did give one of those shoddy ‘non-admission admissions’. “IF I did it sorry, but hey I don’t remember it”. That sort of thing.

        But his seeking treatment sure doesn’t cast a good light on him.

        • AmiRami

          And lets be honest. Him deflecting by choosing that exact moment to come out was NOT a good idea.

          • Weresmurf

            Yep 110% agree.

  • Victor Roa

    ” I have to go now. My Planet needs me.”
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f4bb696253b6b99e6d7395ee7ce9ea1e5cc72d54ba1a5e7d8bb226dd4d4344c1.png
    “Note: Poochie died on his way to back to his home planet”

  • Weresmurf

    It’s quite easy. He has a heart attack and dies in his sleep. Done. This happens all the time.

    Show goes on.

    • AmiRami

      The dude barely survived a gun shot wound. He could easily be killed off due to complications. Or you know, have Claire kill him which always felt like was going to happen anyways. Start off the first non-Spacey ep with Claire walking out of the Lincoln bedroom with a bloody knife and start credits.

      • Weresmurf

        I kinda like the way of having him just die between episodes of a heart attack brought on by complications of the wound. It’s not glorious, it suits the situation and it kinda just means an asshole dies and the world moves on.

        • AmiRami

          i could get on board with that.

    • Victor Roa

      I don’t know if it’s as easy as that.Silicone Valley tried to do write TJ Miller out by having him smoke his way out of an airplane ticket out of tibet….. But weeks before it happen Social media was obsessed with TJ Miller and Jian Yang scenes.
      So that’s an example of the writers having no idea that a small improve scene and two actor’s charisma could actually pull off something special.
      Like the whole TJ Miller and Silicone Valley problem is they sucked as writers it’s just that simple. Miller is a unique comedian and to be fair he could suck Cloverfield HUD and sometime he can be an extra charm for example Robbie Valentino on Gravity Falls. And somehow each season they kept writing Miller out into the periphery of the storyline when in reality he was the best spokesperson on other shows then even the lead actor Thomas Middleditch.
      Silicone Valley is coasting on “not being Big Bang Theory” but in reality it’s one big jerk off joke on premium cable tv package.

      • Weresmurf

        Like I said elsewhere, the worlds on a big kick at the moment, throwing everyone they can on a sacrificial sword if they even look the wrong way (Adam Sandler and Ben Affleck being condemned for example and being treated like Harvey Weinstein). Thing is, the world has a habit of quickly forgiving (Victor DeSalva and Roman Polanski anyone?) as long as a decent product is put out that gains popular interest.

        • Victor Roa

          i hear you on that, but I’m saying writing a character out well. There’s always the off screen “I’m moving out to college.” And even then you get the case of two Beckiy on Roseanne.

          • Weresmurf

            Just get John Malkovich to take over his role and *boom* everyones happy 😀

          • Victor Roa

            I’d say make Robin Write the lead instead
            I still feel like Roneanne handled Becky really badly, like they recasted her then wrote her onto the side to let Darlene be the more important character and then recast the original Becky instead only to find out that girl would later grow up to be on Scrubs and Rick and Morty. It’s one of those “writers really don’t give a shit about the charisma of their talent.”

    • Alejo Contreras

      Probably they can start the sixth season with a newsflash showing scenes of how exactly what happened in the old tv series happened to this frank… this would be ok with the ‘it’s my turn now’ thing….

  • Setitie

    Only if she talks to the camera more

  • sam33r

    Yep 110% agree.

  • claudiomario

    What sad is you take the greats like Freddie Mercury and you actually realize that he did even worse than this. But no one in Hollywood will ever admit that or tarnish a dead man’s name. My friend’s father was a limo driver for him and there were many stories of Freddie Mercury bringing young boys even 13 years old to hang out…. I’m not saying what Spacey did was right seems like he has a lot of soul-searching to do but man is Hollywood one big hypocritical pot of s***. Hollywood is making a movie on Freddie Mercury why don’t we just expose Freddie Mercury and see how quickly that will get debunked.

    • TheEnabler

      You sound like you’re angry that you missed out.

      Oh, what could have been!

      • claudiomario

        Grow up. This stuff isn’t funny. It’s sad.

        • TheEnabler

          Something tells me that’s the story of your life.