Production began today on Season 6 of the political drama, which will now revolve around Robin Wright’s character, after Kevin Spacey was dropped from the show in the wake of several sexual assault allegations.
The show is moving forward following Netflix’s decision last month to no longer work with Spacey in any capacity, including House of Cards and a planned biopic of Gore Vidal.
House of Cards is executive produced by Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. It was created by Beau Willimon and is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth, with MRC as the studio, for Netflix.
Netflix is also developing several potential spinoff series ideas in the wake of the announcement that Season 6 will be the final season.
One such spinoff series could revolve around Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), the ruthless henchman/political advisor of Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) and is already being written by Eric Roth, an executive producer from the first four seasons of the show under Beau Willimon.
Other ideas are also being mulled, though there are no further details. None are considered a lock to go to series.