Just hours after Netflix confirmed that House of Cards will end with its sixth season, there’s word that producers are exploring multiple potential spin-off series. The streaming giant announced on Monday that House of Cards‘ sixth season — which is currently in production — will be its last and will premiere for Netflix subscribers in 2018. However, The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Netflix and Media Rights Capital are currently considering multiple spin-off options to keep the House of Cards franchise alive without Spacey.
Option 1: ‘Better Call Stamper’
The most logical of those would follow Michael Kelly reprising his role as President Francis Underwood’s dirty-dealing fixer Doug Stamper as he works on new political crises.
Option 2: ‘Taking Down The Underwoods’
Another focus would be on the Washington DC media who’ve tried to bring down the Underwoods throughout the series, with Constance Zimmer and Boris McGiver’s Washington Herald journalists Janine Skorsky and Tom Hammerschmidt name-checked as possibilities to feature.
Option 3: ‘Politics And Business Are Intertwined’
A third option might shift focus entirely to Wall Street, to be told through the eyes of the big money political power-broker Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney) or perhaps a new mogul.
With the allegations against Spacey holding considerable weight and the actor neither confirming or denying the allegations, “I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago,” Spacey wrote. “But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all those years”.
House of Card’s sixth and final season will air on Netflix in 2018.