Netflix isn’t ready to be done with House of Cards just yet, it seems.
After pulling the plug on the political drama earlier today by announcing that its sixth season will also be its last, we’re now hearing that the streaming service is already hard at work on multiple spinoffs of the hit series. Netflix hasn’t commented on this just yet, mind you, but The Hollywood Reporter is as good a source as any and we’ve no reason to doubt their intel.
From what we understand, one of the projects revolves around “loyal chief of staff Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) and the journalists and bloggers who have tried to expose the power couple’s criminal behavior like Janine Skorsky (UnREAL Emmy nominee Constance Zimmer), a one-time reporter for The Washington Herald, and her former editor Tom Hammerschmidt (Boris McGiver).”
Meanwhile, another idea for a spinoff is what’s being described as a “House of Cards-esque incarnation set against the backdrop of the Wall Street power brokers that wield enormous political clout behind the scenes such as Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney), the billionaire businessman whose tentacles reach deep into the White House and Congress.”
Both of these pitches sound rather exciting, and though it probably goes without saying that we shouldn’t expect to see Kevin Spacey show up in any further projects that the franchise yields, that’s not necessarily the worst thing in the world. True, his Frank Underwood is without a doubt the most compelling element of the show, but there’s a whole host of fantastic supporting characters who can most definitely carry a spinoff on their shoulders.
Whether or not anything comes of all this talk remains to be seen, but what we can tell you with absolute certainty right now is that House of Cards‘ sixth and final season will be on Netflix at some point in 2018. As always, watch this space for more.