House of Cards season 6

Update #3, 11/3/17: Variety reports that Kevin Spacey has been suspended from House of Cards, a “legally necessary first step toward Spacey’s eventual termination.” Netflix has also cancelled the Gore Vidal biopic he was set to star in for the streaming service. The official statement reads as follows:

Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.

This update aligns with the rumors that the series would kill off Spacey’s Frank Underwood and conclude the series with the rest of the cast.

Update #2, 10/31/17: According to Deadline, filming on season 6 of House of Cards has been indefinitely suspended in the wake of the Kevin Spacey allegations. Here’s the official statement:

MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.

Update 10/30/17: Netflix has released a statement regarding the allegations against Kevin Spacey:

Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.

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House of Cards, Netflix’s political thriller series about a corrupt and merciless politician and his network of allies and enemies, is tumbling down.

The streaming service has announced that House of Cards season 6 will bring the series to a close. However, the announcement arrives hot on the heels of allegations against series star Kevin Spacey, which suggests that outside events may have influenced the decision to bring Netflix’s flagship series to an end, or at least to announce its conclusion today.

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House of Cards kill Kevin Spacey

As the fallout from multiple sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey continues, the future of the Spacey-led Netflix series House of Cards hangs in the balance. After announcing the upcoming sixth season would be the last, Netflix then put the series on hold altogether. Rumors of possible spin-offs came after that. And now comes word that producers are considering killing off Spacey’s Frank Underwood entirely for the possible final season. Will House of Cards kill Kevin Spacey’s character? It seems like it’s definitely an option now.

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House of Cards spinoffs

In the wake of news that the sixth season of House of Cards will be its last comes word of multiple spinoffs. Producers Netflix and Media Rights Capital are in the stages of planing several different ideas for a potential spinoff of the flagship Netflix series, which has been running since 2013. Word of the House of Cards conclusion and potential spinoffs comes on the heels of allegations leveled against star Kevin Spacey.

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Netflix is a Joke - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, a video essay looks at how Andie MacDowell spent a lot of time in the 1990s getting tricked by the magic of male protagonists. Plus, watch how Netflix is mocking itself for their new promotional campaign for their exclusive stand-up specials and watch as Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live interviews Emmy winners in a very unique position. Read More »

house of cards season 5 spoiler review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: season 5 of Netflix’s flagship series House of Cards.)

Can we take a minute to bow down to Robin Wright? The Oscar-nominated actress was last seen as Antiope on the big screen annihilating a bunch of angry male villains donning a big ole smile and golden warrior gear like a badass in Wonder Woman. Though she was only in the movie (which, in case you haven’t heard, is now the biggest blockbuster from a woman director ever) for a few memorable scenes, her presence encapsulates everything that movie represents: strength, femininity, and command.

The same can be said of Wright’s performance in season 5 of House of Cards, now streaming on Netflix.

Spoilers begin right here.

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House of Cards Season 6

House of Cards recently dropped its fifth season on Netflix: not bad for a series that was originally only ordered for two seasons in an era before high-quality original programming on a streaming service became as common as breathing. The season 5 finale left viewers in a pretty tantalizing place, but will Netflix order House of Cards season 6? Read some comments from the show’s new bosses about how the story will continue if it gets renewed, including a fun tease about Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood being the one to break the fourth wall as the show progresses.
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TV in Trump's America

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: the rise of political television in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency.)

It started with Nazi symbols strewn across public transportation and billboards across D.C. and New York. No, it wasn’t the alarming rise of anti-Semitic vandalism that had skyrocketed in the first three months of the Trump administration. It was advertising The Man in the High Castle, the dystopian Amazon series based off the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel set in an alternate 1960s where the Axis powers won World War II.

And it was just the beginning in a recent surge in “newly relevant” and timely TV shows that took on new meaning after the election of Donald Trump to the White House. The Man in the High Castle kicked off a spate of fictional TV shows such as The Handmaid’s Tale and American Gods, whose stories were conceived long before the White House was even a glimmer in Trump’s eye. But these science-fiction and fantasy stories, at first cautionary or highly theoretical tales, now take on an eerie prescience as fiction and reality collide on the small screen.

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house of cards season 5 trailer

I’m still a few seasons behind on Netflix’s House of Cards, so I can’t directly comment on the events showcased in the new trailer for the fifth season of the streaming service’s flagship series. However, I can say this much: this sure is one effective trailer, the kind of marketing that may nudge me into actually giving the show another shot after getting bogged down in the first episodes of season three. At the very least, the series seems to have transformed from “political thriller” to “vaguely apocalyptic political thriller about the total downfall of American democracy.”

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netflix skip intro

Don’t have time for a minute or two of opening credits while devouring a show on Netflix? Then hit the newly added skip intro button. You can now more easily – although it was easy in the first place – skip past some (pretty terrific) opening credits sequences on Netflix. Let’s take a closer look at Netflix’s new skip intro option.

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house of cards season 5

Netflix has released a bunch of teaser trailers and made a ton of announcements today, many of which we’ve already covered elsewhere on the site. One of the announcements is the casting of Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (Green Mile, Pieces of April) and Campbell Scott (Big Night, Roger Dodger) in their hit political dramatic series House Of Cards. Learn more about their casting and see some House of Cards Season 5 photos, after the jump.

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