– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Multiple ideas are being worked on for a House of Cards spinoff, Variety is reporting. The actual House of Cards series may be ending next season, but Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital are hard at work and making sure this franchise has staying power beyond Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood.

One such idea they are exploring is a spinoff involving Doug Stamper, Frank’s aid portrayed by Michael Kelly. When last we saw Doug, he took the fall for the murder of Zoe Barnes, who was killed way back in Season 2.

Honestly, I hope they don’t go this route. Doug’s an interesting side character, but has nowhere near enough charisma to lead his own show (the character, not necessarily the actor) — at least in my opinion. On the bright side, Eric Roth, who executive produced the first four seasons of House of Cards, would be up to write.

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This report comes on the heels of the scandal surrounding actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey was accused by Star Trek: Discovery Anthony Rapp of making sexual advances on him when Rapp was only 14 years old (Spacey would have been 26). It has since been announced that House of Cards Season 6 would be its last on Netflix.

This trend of working on multiple ideas for a spinoff may sound familiar, because the folks over at HBO are doing the exact same thing for their flagship series, Game of Thrones. We’ll have to see what ideas rise to the top, and if audiences will actually take to a non-Frank Underwood-led series.

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SOURCE: Variety

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.