Season 6 of House of Cards will arrive later this year, marking the first season without star Kevin Spacey, who was fired from the hit Netflix show after multiple men came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct against the actor. Spacey's former on-screen wife, Robin Wright, took to social media to tease Season 6 with a Fourth of July message to America, which included her fourth wall break from the very end of the final episode of Season 5: #MyTurn. House of Cards fans looked at the addition of the hashtag as a possible slam on former Frank Underwood actor Kevin Spacey.
As the fifth season of House of Cards wrapped up, Robin Wright's Claire Underwood character was the 47th president of the United States. She was left with the decision to pardon her husband, Frank Underwood, and in the end, she avoided his frantic calls. Breaking the fourth wall, Claire says, "My Turn." In the new teaser for Season 6, Claire wishes herself a happy Independence Day and then the screen flashes to black with the My Turn hashtag. It's brief, but it's a powerful reminder that House of Cards is moving on without Kevin Spacey.
Kevin Spacey was fired from House of Cards back in November of last year after actor Anthony Rapp went public with his allegations against Spacey. Rapp claimed that when he was 14-years old, the older actor attempted to sexually assault him. After that, the floodgates opened and men from Los Angeles as well as London came forward with similar stories of assault and sexual misconduct. Director Ridley Scott decided to completely erase Spacey from All the Money in the World and replace him with Christopher Plummer. Additionally, Netflix canceled the actor's Gore Vidal biopic, which he was to star in.
The House of Cards Season 6 teaser comes after Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault by three more men in England, bringing the total to 6 allegations that are currently under police investigation. Actor Guy Pearce also recently told a story about working on 1997's L.A. Confidential with Spacey in which he insinuated that the actor had touched him inappropriately while on set. Spacey's former publicist claimed that the actor was seeking unspecified treatment late last year.
If any of the police investigations end up going to court, there's a chance that Kevin Spacey could end up behind bars like Harvey Weinstein, who could be facing up to life in prison for his sexual predatory behavior over the years. Robin Wright is ready to take House of Cards out on a high note for the sixth and final season. But, are fans ready to watch the show without its main star? There is no official release date for Season 6, but it will more than likely be announced soon. Until then, check out the teaser below, thanks to the House of Cards Twitter account.
A message from the President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/yx0P3qyHfW— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) July 4, 2018