On Tuesday, Netflix released another promotional image for the upcoming final season of House of Cards - announcing the premiere date for season 6 as November 2 - showing Robin Wright's Claire Underwood taking the throne from former Commander-in-Chief Frank Underwood, portrayed by Kevin Spacey.
Claire Underwood, played by Wright, will occupy the Oval Office in the upcoming season.
The long saga began after multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment against Spacey came out, with incidents allegedly even taking place on the House of Cards set. The filmmaker replaced Spacey with Christopher Plummer and reshot all scenes in which Spacey was featured. Production on Season 6 was suspended after the first allegations against Spacey surfaced in late October.More news: Malaysia's toppled leader to face new charges
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"I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened". That remains a mystery.
The abbreviated sixth season will "bring closure of the show for fans" and bring back to work some 2,000 people in the Baltimore area whose livelihoods depend on the show, Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in December. House of Cards received six Golden Globe nominations, and two wins. The actress has been a prominent force in the series' narrative since the beginning, and increasingly so since season 2, but it's high time Wright settles into the highest rank and lead the show through its final chapter. But the comment is also the last one Wright makes in Season 5, a pivotal moment in which she turns to the camera and breaks the fourth wall, much like Spacey frequently did when his character was the show's focus. The season was reworked without Spacey and shortened from 13 episodes to eight.