A brand new trailer for House of Cards season 6 is here and it simply doesn't care that Kevin Spacey is no longer going to be taking part. Spacey served as the show's lead for five seasons but, following a wave of sexual misconduct allegations, Netflix parted ways with the once-celebrated actor and promoted Robin Wright to the series lead. Based on this trailer, that may have proved to be an excellent decision, as her first words in the trailer cut like a knife.
"My first 100 days as president have been difficult. I lost my husband. We were about to celebrate 30 years together. Whatever Francis told you in the last five years, don't believe a word of it."
The trailer really drives home the point that Frank Underwood is gone and it certainly mirrors what transpired in the real world. Claire Underwood is left to pick up the very broken pieces left behind by her dishonest, disloyal and power hungry now dead, husband. In what is easily the most powerful and bold moment in the trailer, she even proclaims that the "reign of the middle-aged white man is over" at one point, again holding up a mirror to our current society. This looks like it's going to be easily the most poignant and borderline fourth-wall breaking season of the series yet.
House of Cards was one of the first Netflix original shows that had any real power and weight behind it. With a big-name producer like David Fincher and a star like Kevin Spacey who, at the time, was a huge get, this was the streaming service's first real foray into prestige television. The decision to carry on without Spacey for a sixth and final season was a bold one, but one that makes a wide-reaching statement. The bad actions of one man do not speak for the whole. There are a lot of great people both in front of and behind the camera who deserve to see it end in a way they see fit. Not just because someone did some terrible things.
Robin Wright returns as President of the United States. Wright is joined by Academy Award nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear as well as Cody Fern this season alongside Emmy Award nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson, Emmy Award nominee Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver. After losing the face of the series, House of Cards has stacked the deck in its favor with a ton of top-notch talent.
Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese remain on board as showrunners for season 6. The pair also serve as executive producers along with Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. House of Cards season 6 is set to arrive on Netflix on November 2. Be sure to check out the brand new trailer from the Netflix YouTube channel for yourself below.