On September 5th Thursday, Netflix shared a teaser on Twitter and revealed what many already had suspected. After removal of the lead character Kevin Spacey who plays Frank Underwood many fans were left guessing as to what the final season would look like. In a 25 seconds long teaser, Netflix seems to have answered that question. In the teaser, Clair Underwood, playing by Robin Wright showed speaking to Frank’s grave making it clear that the Frank Underwood was dead.
Many people had somewhat idea of where this season was heading. Especially in the last season’s final episode, it was clear that Clair would be the next president. So, I guess it wasn’t that hard for Netflix, after all, to deal with the Kevin Spacey’s controversy.
The teaser which was tweeted from the House of Cards official twitter account reads “You should have known.”
You should have known. pic.twitter.com/UFGplyDSY1
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) September 5, 2018
Also, the twitter account was tweeting all the characters which were killed in the show.
Last year the show had reached a roadblock when the main character Kevin Spacey was accused of several sexual assaults many on the sets of House of Cards. Following the controversy, Netflix had to sack Kevin Spacey from the show. That incident brought a lot of questions on the fate of House of Cards which by the way one of the most popular shows on Netflix.
In an interview Net-a-Porter’s Ajesh Patalay, Kevin’s co-actor Robin Wright (plays Clair Underwood) had said that the show was “very, very close” to ending. She further said, “Because of the climate at that time. The air was thick, you know. Harvey Weinstein… People were saying ‘We have to shut everything down, or otherwise it will look like we are glorifying and honoring this thing that’s dirty.'” Again it was her who held together the production house and convinced them not to cancel the show while others were suggesting otherwise.
Now the show is set to be premiered on November the 2nd, and we cannot wait to see what this show is bringing next.
What is Kevin Spacey Controversy
On October 29, last year actor Anthony Rapp first alleged that Kevin had made a sexual advance on the actor back in 1986. Kevin quickly apologized the actor while saying that the incident might have been a drunken behavior. Soon fifteen other came out with a similar claim against Kevin. Following the claims, there was a lot of outrage amongst the common people, and Netflix soon felt the heat. With the rage from people, Kevin was removed from the House of Cards as well as “All the Money in the World.” movie.
On September 4th, 2018, a California district attorney ‘s office said that it wouldn’t charge actor Kevin along with Steven Seagal on 1992 sexual assault accusations. Attorney’s office says all the allegations are beyond its statute of limitations as the alleged abuse was back in 1992 and it is beyond the period a charge can be filed.
Kevin or his representatives haven’t issued any comment.
Anyway House of Cards is coming, and it will be interesting to see how the show performs in the absence of its star actor.