Well, it’s the end of the road for Francis Underwood.
It’s been a disappointing road for fans of Netflix series House of Cards, which hit quite the speed hump after lead actor and executive producer Kevin Spacey was fired following troubling accusations. There was doubt for a while as to whether the series would continue, but Netflix eventually green lit a final, albeit shorter, season with co-star Robin Wright moving up as sole lead.
So, how will they explain the absense of Francis Underwood? It’s no surprise really. “When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard,” Wright’s Claire Underwood says in the new teaser Netflix has dropped for season 6. “And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.” Cut to… yeah, and next to the father he detested no less.
Whether or not it’s a good idea to deliver one last season without Spacey is up for debate. The comments and thumbs down to up ratio on the trailer’s YouTube page certainly has a lot of unhappy fans.
We’ll see it how it all turns out when all eight episodes of House of Cards season 6, bringing in Oscar nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, and bringing back Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver, arrives on November 2.
Netflix’s rundown for House of Cards:
Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Robin Wright returns as President of the United States in the sixth and final season of the award-winning landmark series House of Cards. Wright is joined by Academy Award® nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear as well as Cody Fern this season alongside Emmy Award nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Academy Award® nominee Patricia Clarkson, Emmy Award Nominee Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver. House of Cards executive producers are Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. The series was created by Beau Willimon and is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth, with MRC as the studio, for Netflix.
In 2013, House of Cards became the first original online series to receive major nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards. The series has received 53 Emmy nominations to date, with seven wins — including the first major Emmy for a streaming service for David Fincher’s win for “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.” House of Cards received six Golden Globe nominations, and two wins. The historic series has received 11 Screen Actors Guild nominations with two wins; an AFI Award; four Writers Guild Award nominations, with one win; two BAFTA nominations; four Producers Guild Award nominations; two Directors Guild Award nominations; and a Peabody Award, among other accolades.