Netflix promises ‘fitting end’ for ‘House of Cards’
A Netflix executive promised that the network’s acclaimed political drama “House of Cards” will have a “fitting end,” Reuters reported.
However, Cindy Holland, vice president of original series at Netflix, did not reveal how the series will deal with the character of scandal-tainted star Kevin Spacey.
“We’re really proud of the show, and it’s a fitting end,” Holland said at a Television Critics Association event where networks promoted upcoming shows.
“We always planned for season six to be the final season, and we are proud of the work of Robin (Wright) and the rest of the cast,” she added.
“House of Cards” put Netflix on the map as a home for original entertainment when the series debuted in 2013 starring Spacey as conniving politician Frank Underwood. The show’s final season will focus on Wright’s character, Frank’s devious wife, Claire.
Netflix quickly cut ties with Spacey last November after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. Spacey has now been accused by more than 20 men and has said nothing in public since he apologized to the first accuser in October, according to Reuters
“House of Cards” was a revolutionary program in the streaming world when all its episodes were released at once, and viewers were encouraged to “binge watch” the entire season. The show quickly earned widespread praise and awards.
Netflix has not set a release date for season six.