Netflix reveals House of Cards season 6 trailer following Kevin Spacey abuse scandal
The popular TV show has been mired in controversy due to lead role Frank Underwood being played by Kevin Spacey, but it appears to be back on its feet, with Netflix releasing its first House of Cards season 6 trailer – with all the action in the final season now focussed on Claire Underwood, as acted by Robin Wright.
You can watch the trailer right below or, alternatively, read on for a brief history of the House of Cards season 6 Kevin Spacey sex abuse scandal – as well as release date information.
It’s a brief 45 second teaser, but needless to say, Wright looks every bit the Commander-in-Chief the show needs as it looks to rebuild its reputation and go out with a bang.
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House of Cards Season 6 Release Date and Episodes : The scandalous back story
Netflix announced that it intends to axe flagship political drama House of Cards after season 6 of the hit show, with the news coming after Kevin Spacey – who plays Frank Underwood in the series – was accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Anthony Rapp.
The timing of the announcement didn’t have many of us scratching our heads, though industry sources say Netflix always planned to end the show after its sixth season. Make of that what you will.
House of Cards season 6 – aka the final House of Cards season – is understood to have begun shooting in early-2018 and, as it will only feature eight episodes, is likely to debut in autumn 2018.
Spacey was dropped following the allegations, which took both Hollywood and the LGBTQ community by storm.
Spacey subsequently issued an ill-received apology, but the award-winning actor was already on the chopping block and also saw an International Emmy revoked. He was due to receive it in New York.
Outspoken comedian and activist Rosie O’Donnell took to Twitter to slam Spacey’s mea culpa, comparing the 58-year-old American to disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein.
Issuing a joint statement back on Monday October 30, 2017 Netflix and Media Rights Capital confirmed that Spacey was not currently on the House of Cards set.
“In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time,” the statement reads.
Instead, as the first House of Cards season 6 trailer reveals, the show will re-focused around his wife, Claire Underwood.
Now that the teaser has been revealed, expect the plot rumours to start flying, so watch this space.
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