Yesterday it was announced that Netflix would cancel House of Cards after its sixth season. The cancellation came in the wake of allegations made against Kevin Spacey, of unwanted sexual advances toward actor Anthony Rapp when he was only 14-years old. But it seems as though the series was intended to end after Season 6 anyway.
Netflix isn't ready to let go of the franchise, though. According to Variety, the streaming service is in the early stages of development on several ideas for a spinoff series. According to the report:
One concept revolves around Doug Stamper, the political aide-de-camp played by actor Michael Kelly in the first five seasons of the political drama, with Eric Roth set to write. Roth served as an executive producer on the first four seasons of “House of Cards” and is currently exec producing TNT’s “The Alienist.”
They go on to say that there are at least two other spinoff ideas that Netflix is exploring. There are no details on those series, but all of the ideas are set in the same universe as House of Cards, which revolved around Frank Underwood's rise to power through political and criminal schemes.
House of Cards has been a great series and it's the series that gave Netflix's original programming a huge boost. Since it premiered in 2013, it's been nominated for 53 Primetime Emmy Awards, including five nominations for outstanding drama series.
It'll be interesting to see what this spinoff series ends up being, but it's hard to believe that it will be as good as what we've seen in House of Cards. What do you think about seeing a spinoff series? Is there a character or idea that you'd like to see explored further?