Spoilers forward for Home of Playing cards Season 5.
Following allegations in opposition to Harvey Weinstein’s misconduct and assault on girls, there have been a ton of recent revelations of highly effective males within the Hollywood appearing equally. A serious bomb dropped earlier this week when Star Trek: Discovery and RENT star Anthony Rapp accused Kevin Spacey of sexually harassing him when he was simply 14 years previous. Since then, members of the Home of Playing cards crew have additionally come ahead about Spacey’s inappropriate habits, prompting the streaming service to postpone manufacturing on Season 6 indefinitely. And now Netflix has fully separated itself from the acclaimed actor/producer, dropping him from Home of Playing cards and cancelling his upcoming biopic Gore. However what’s subsequent for the acclaimed sequence?
Netflix lately addressed the way forward for HoC (through THR), saying:
Netflix won’t be concerned with any additional manufacturing of Home of Playing cards that features Kevin Spacey. We’ll proceed to work with MRC throughout this hiatus time to guage our path ahead because it pertains to the present.
It appears to be like like Home of Playing cards won’t be useless simply but. As a result of though manufacturing is not presently capturing the sequence, they’re exploring ways in which the present can proceed with out the presence of Kevin Spacey’s Francis Underwood.
As awkward because the present shall be void of Frank, it does seem to be the groundwork has already been laid to make Robin Wright‘s Claire Underwood the principle protagonist of the sequence. All through Season 5, Home of Playing cards teased time and time once more that Claire will start breaking the fourth wall and addressing the audience- Frank’s signature transfer within the first 4 seasons. And after a understanding look or two, she lastly took cost within the ultimate moments of the season finale. She appeared immediately into the digicam and mentioned “my flip” earlier than the display screen reduce to black.
Maybe the easiest way to jot down Francis out of the present would to let the Feds get him for his many wrongdoings over the primary 5 seasons. Final season’s finale additionally strongly implied that President Claire wouldn’t be pardoning him for his crimes, out of concern of the general public’s opinion. If she have been to let her husband meet the total extent of the legislation, then he might simply fade out of the present. Claire mentioned it was her flip, so possibly the ultimate season of Home of Playing cards will let Robin Wright really lead the sequence. She’s additionally a recurring director on the present, so she actually deserves the main focus and acclaim.
Let’s simply hope that Netflix does handle to finish the story of Home of Playing cards and rally one other season of film conclusion. The present modified the map of TV when Netflix premiered the primary season again in 2013, and it could be a tragedy for the present to not get a correct ending.
Home of Playing cards is streaming its first 5 season on Netflix. You should definitely take a look at our fall premiere list to plan your subsequent binge watch.