There has been a changing of the guard within Washington’s halls of power, as evidenced by this newly-released promo for the sixth and final season of Netflix’s political gem, House of Cards.
Embedded above, you’ll see President Claire Underwood (Wonder Woman alum Robin Wright) address the nation in honor of America’s Independence Day, where she wishes a happy July 4th… to herself. Wait a second, is that right? Someone get Bill Paxton on the phone.
In all seriousness, House of Cards season 6 marks a significant sea change for the Netflix drama in that Robin Wright is poised to take center stage in the absence of Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood, her on-screen husband and former Commander in Chief who’s been shrewdly written out of the story in light of the disturbing allegations leveled against Spacey. But Frank’s loss is Claire’s gain, and given how Robin Wright’s political shark can be every bit as ruthless as her predecessor, it seems we’re in for quite the season.
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Wright is also listed as an executive producer on House of Cards season 6 alongside Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese and David Fincher, so it’ll be interesting to watch as her Claire Underwood begins to seize control of the Oval Office.
Joining Wright for the show’s sixth and final season are Academy Award nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, as well as Cody Fern. The series also welcomes the return of Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson, Emmy Award Nominee Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.
House of Cards season 6 is expected to bring the curtain down on Netflix’s hit drama this fall.