On Monday, it was announced the sixth season of House of Cards would be the show’s last. While the decision had apparently been made several months ago, the news went public following the allegations made against the show’s star Kevin Spacey by Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp, who claimed the actor had sexually assaulted him when he was only 14 years old. Spacey followed up these allegations by apologizing and coming out as gay.
After the news, Netflix announced that House of Cards was coming to an end, but the fans of the political drama have a small bit of good news. Netflix is plotting multiple spinoff plans. According to Variety, one of the spinoffs will center around Doug Stamper, the assistant played by Michael Kelly, with Eric Roth, who served as the show’s executive producer of House of Cards for four seasons as the writer.
Two other potential spinoffs are also being considered. The sixth season of House of Cards is still being filmed in Baltimore. In fact, according to Project Casting, casting directors are looking for military recruits and extras to work on a Gala scene. That said, reports suggest Kevin Spacey is currently not on the set of the show.
It is important to note, House of Cards has been a hit and helped Netflix establish itself as an Emmy-award winning production company. In fact, House of Cards has been nominated for 46 Emmys and received six wins so far.
The final season features Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as a ruthless political couple. 13 episodes will debut in 2018.