Robin Wright made House of Cards season 6 happen, says Patricia Clarkson

House of Cards season 6For anyone wondering how a House of Cards season 6 came to pass in the midst of a great deal of scandal, apparently we have Robin Wright to thank for much of it.

Back in the fall of last year, it appeared as though the Netflix series was doomed after the firing of series star Kevin Spacey. Filming was underway for the new season and basically, work had to be re-done from scratch in order to ensure that the show still could go on. It was a tricky tightrope to walk along, since you didn’t want the show to continue with Spacey after some of the serious allegations against him. Yet, there were also many people counting on this show in order to make a living, and you wanted to figure out a way to keep things going for at least one more season with that in mind.

This is where Wright comes into play. Speaking in a new interview on The Talk, Patricia Clarkson, who first joined the series last season, did her best to explain precisely how hard Wright and then the showrunners worked to keep things going:

“Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods because when the show goes away, some people don’t get paid … We have beautiful showrunners [in] Frank [Pugliese] and Melissa [Gibson], and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show … It’s only eight episodes … [but] I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.”

As for whether or not these episodes will provide closure for many diehard fans of House of Cards, we’re reasonably hopeful. These episodes were written with the knowledge that they would mark the end of the season and with that in mind, we like to think that they will offer an ending that will satisfy the story.

Related Be sure to check out a recent season 6 teaser

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