With today being the official launch of season 6, it feels right to ask the following question: Why isn’t House of Cards season 7 happening?
The first thing that we should note here is this: The Kevin Spacey situation last year has little to do with the series ending now. Even before his firing and the scandal surrounding him, season 6 was always meant to be the end of this series. The sole reason for the final season now was so the producers could reboot the show with Spacey and find a way to go out on their own terms rather than have someone dictate their ending for them.
There was some talk at one point surrounding a spin-off featuring Michael Kelly and his character of Doug, but in the end, it doesn’t appear as though that is happening and instead, everyone is moving forward. Speaking on that subject via Variety, here is some of what the actor had to say on the subject:
“There was talk of a spin-off for a while, and we went well down the road on that. And I would’ve liked to have played him more, but when they decided not to do that, I was OK. I was really OK with it … I felt like I had done him justice, and it was an incredibly rewarding experience.”
In the end, we’re glad that the remaining House of Cards cast members at least had a chance to finish the story in a way that felt appropriate to them, even if there is that specter of Spacey hanging over it. It makes sense, though, for Netflix to not want a spin-off and for everyone to be able to move forward on some level. Hopefully, we are going to have a chance to get some more news on some other political shows from them in the future. They are moving forward with Designated Survivor, and we certainly do think that this show is going to help to fill the void (especially if they take some more creative risks with it).
What do you think: Are you still hoping to see a House of Cards season 7 at some point in the future? Be sure to share right now in the attached comments. (Photo: Netflix.)