In House of Cards, It’s All About Claire

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In House of Cards, It’s All About Claire

Illustration: Palak Bansal


n Monday, Netflix confirmed what we’ve all been waiting to hear: House Of Cards will continue without Kevin Spacey in the lead. The penultimate season will comprise eight episodes instead of the usual 13 and will resume with its sole focus on Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood.

Since late October, the future of the Emmy-winning show and its 2,000 employees remained unclear when actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual misconduct. Since the revelation, other victims have come forward accusing Spacey of the same, with some of the testimonies detailing inappropriate behaviour on the sets of the Netflix show itself. In the light of the various sexual assault allegations over the past few months, debate raged over whether it’s really time we separate the art from the artist, and by making the news of the show’s return in 2018 official, Netflix has actually confirmed that it’s indeed possible to do so. Good riddance, Frank Underwood!