The Jakarta Post
In a teaser trailer for the sixth and final season of the Netflix original series House of Cards, Robin Wright in her role as Claire Underwood takes the lead in the White House.
"We're just getting started," President Underwood says from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office in a teaser released during the Academy Awards. The latest season is set to return for its final eight episodes in the fall, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
The Netflix political thriller in its previous season had already set up Wright's character's leading role, as the fifth season ended with Claire saying "My turn", after taking over as president and effectively pushing out her husband Frank Underwood, portrayed by Kevin Spacey.
Months later, as news broke of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey, production was halted in order to write Spacey's character completely out of the show.
Netflix in November eventually announced it had dropped Kevin Spacey from the show. A day after severing ties, Netflix had also removed Spacey's image and swapped a photo of leading lady Wright on the series' cover photo.
Producer Media Rights Capital announced that it would resume work on the final season in early 2018, after the season was reworked to revolve around Wright's Claire.
The Hollywood Reporter had previously reported that season six at the time was almost entirely written, as it was originally supposed to run 13 episodes.
The new season is set to include new cast members, namely Oscar nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear. Returning cast members include Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver. Neve Campbell, meanwhile, is not returning for the new season. (liz/kes)