Robin Wright's Claire Underwood is making her mark on the presidency in newly released first look images from Netflix's "House of Cards". After Star Trek Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey made sexual advances toward him in 1986, when Spacey was 26 years old and Rapp just 14, Netflix suspended production on the series, cut ties with Spacey, and announced that House of Cards would end with season 6.
Frank, previously played by Kevin Spacey, was the scheming politician during the first five seasons, but was removed from the show late previous year amid a number sexual harassment allegations.
I'm interested to see how this final season will be handled given that Spacey won't be back, but in terms of character focus, I've always loved Wright's Claire Underwood, so I'm certainly on board.
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.
From what we understand, the sixth and final season of the hit drama will be a little shorter than usual - eight episodes over the usual batch of ten - when it arrives in the not-so-distant future.
The pics come via a press release from Netflix which also says Wright will be joined by series regular Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver this season.
The sixth and final season of House of Cards will revolve around Claire in the Oval Office, having taken over the reins from her husband.
The series, which was created by Beau Willimon, hails from studio MRC.