The price of doing business with predators is high. A new Netflix earnings report from the end of 2017 reveals that the streaming giant took a staggering $39 million write-down in disbanding the relationship with Hollywood abuser Kevin Spacey, both in shortening the final House of Cards season and shelving the actor’s Gore Vidal biopic.
House of Cards is approaching an understandable endpoint after six seasons and increasing scrutiny around Kevin Spacey, but the Underwoods’ legacy may yet continue. According to new reports, Netflix is going the Game of Thrones route with a number of potential spinoffs.
Jokes about reality resembling a bad House of Cards plot may have been more accurate than we realized. It seems the Russian troll farms that interfered in the 2016 election actually drew inspiration from the political strife of Kevin Spacey’s Netflix drama.
Oh, boy. If ever we wondered how House of Cards might make politics seem even darker than reality, they certainly found a way. Watch Frank and Claire plot decades into America’s future for our first full Season 5 trailer.