Monday, April 15, 2024

Will Frank Underwood Be Killed Off? Netflix Suspends Production of “House of Cards,” Two Episodes Into Season Six


Forget finishing up Season Six of “House of Cards.” Netflix has just announced they’ve suspended the show’s production after shooting two episodes.

Originally the company was going to finish Season Six and end the series because of Kevin Spacey’s  sudden scandal. But even that looks impossible now.

This could give the writers a chance to rewrite the season and the show’s ending. Even though Netflix claimed yesterday that they had already decided to end the show with Season Six, my sources say that’s not so.

“They were preparing for a seventh season,” says an insider. “All the contacts were going to be renegotiated.  The seventh season was when the cast was going to make big money.”

When Season Five ended, Spacey’s Frank Underwood had been replaced by his wife Claire (Robin Wright).  I’m told one option now is to kill Frank off and make the final season a who dun it. At this point, Wright could carry the show easily to the end without Spacey. Stay tuned…

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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