The allegations over Kevin Spacey and Netflix’s subsequent dumping of the actor meant the final season of House of Cards was always going to be in a tight spot. Now, we know what their answer was: just kill the character off mid-season.
A teaser for the final season, which drops November 2, was aired overnight by Netflix. The season was delayed following the sexual misconduct aired about Spacey last year, ultimately resulting in production of the show shutting down, and Netflix cutting ties with Spacey. House of Cards had already planned to end after the sixth season, as cast members have revealed in previous interviews.
The teaser showcases Spacey in a grave next to his father – rather than being interred in Arlington with previous presidents, or presidential libraries or museums – with Claire (Robin Wright), indicating that she would face a different fate.
The final season of House of Cards airs November 2.