House of Cards

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Meet President Claire Underwood

Netflix debuts trailer for 'House of Cards' season 6

(Newser) - The latest House of Cards trailer confirms it: Robin Wright's Claire Underwood has become president and Frank Underwood is dead in the wake of Kevin Spacey's departure from the Netflix series. "The reign of the middle-aged white man is over," Claire declares in the trailer for... More »

It Doesn't Look Good for Frank Underwood

Netflix appears to tease the death of Kevin Spacey's 'House of Cards' character

(Newser) - Netflix didn't just pull the plug on Kevin Spacey . His House of Cards character Frank Underwood looks to have kicked the bucket in a new 25-second teaser for the show's upcoming sixth season. It features Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, addressing Frank's grave, sitting next to... More »

Robin Wright Finally Speaks on Spacey: 'I Didn't Know the Man'

'House of Cards' actress says Spacey was 'great' to her, but that they 'never socialized' outside work

(Newser) - What did Robin Wright know about the alleged dark side of House of Cards co-star Kevin Spacey? Not much, per the actress' interview with Savannah Guthrie on the Today show. "We were co-workers, really," Wright said in a clip that aired Monday morning. She noted they had a... More »

'One of a Kind' House of Cards Star Dies at 59

Reg E. Cathey had suffered from lung cancer

(Newser) - As Freddy Hayes, he served up barbecue to Frank Underwood on House of Cards, while on The Wire he served as right-hand man to Mayor Tommy Carcetti. Now, sad news out of New York: Actor Reg E. Cathey died there at age 59 after fighting lung cancer, TMZ reports. The... More »

House of Cards Replaces Kevin Spacey With 2 Oscar Nominees

Production has resumed on the final season of Netflix show

(Newser) - Netflix resumed production on its first—and last—Kevin Spacey-less season of House of Cards Tuesday, making up for the loss of the show's one-time star by bringing aboard not one but two Academy Award nominees, the New York Times reports. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Diane Lane and... More »

5 US Brands That May Vanish in 2018

2 are tied to this year's #MeToo movement

(Newser) - We'll soon lock 2017 away in our memory banks, but our recollections aren't the only things we may be leaving behind. Major US brands could be disappearing, per 24/7 Wall St. , a result of factors such as lagging customer demand, cuts from up high in corporate, and bad... More »

Netflix Decides What to Do With House of Cards

Production will resume in 2018, minus Kevin Spacey

(Newser) - The uncertain fate of Netflix's House of Cards is now a certain one: Production on the sixth season, which was put on ice at the end of October following a slew of sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey , will resume after the holidays. It will be the show's... More »

Kevin Spacey Will No Longer Be Involved With House of Cards

Or Netflix at all, company says

(Newser) - Netflix said Friday night that Kevin Spacey will no longer be a part of House of Cards and it's cutting all other ties with the actor after a series of allegations of sexual harassment and assault, the AP reports. "Netflix will not be involved with any further production... More »

House of Cards Employee Details Alleged Spacey Assault

Separately, another accuser says Spacey tried to rape him when he was 14

(Newser) - The latest accusations against Kevin Spacey bring the timeline of alleged sexual assault and harassment up to the present: No fewer than eight current and former House of Cards employees tell CNN that the star's behavior, including groping and crude comments, made the set of the Netflix show a... More »

House of Cards Halted; Theater Solicits Spacey Tips

Kevin Spacey scandal continues to have repercussions

(Newser) - Fallout from the Kevin Spacey scandal continues. Netflix announced Tuesday that production of the sixth and final season has been at least temporarily suspended, reports USA Today . It's not clear when, or if, shooting will resume, with a Netflix rep saying that production is on hold "until further... More »

House of Cards Is Done After Next Season

But move may not be related to the Kevin Spacey controversy

(Newser) - After actor Anthony Rapp made his explosive accusation that Kevin Spacey attempted to have a sexual encounter with him when Rapp was just 14, Spacey quickly apologized . But that apology itself has been under withering criticism all day, with the main complaint being that Spacey also used his note to... More »

House of Cards Taught Russian Trolls About American Politics

One way to better understand the American mindset

(Newser) - Members of the so-called "troll factory" that Russian President Vladimir Putin employed to influence the 2016 presidential election were required to watch House of Cards as part of their training in US politics, Yahoo reports. In a television interview broadcast Sunday by the independent Russian TV station Rain, a... More »

Crafty Politician Channels Frank Underwood, Goes Viral

He says he wanted 'the world's attention'

(Newser) - He might not have the speech-writing skills of Frank Underwood, but it appears he can spin a story just as well: Mexican politician Miguel Angel Covarrubias Cervantes shared a Facebook video Tuesday in which he delivers a speech that will sound awfully familiar to any fan of House of Cards ... More »

Robin Wright Threatened Her Way to Equal Pay on House of Cards

'You better pay me'

(Newser) - In a bit of scheming that would do Claire Underwood proud, Robin Wright says she threatened her way into getting equal pay on House of Cards, Sky News reports. After seeing data that Claire was at points more popular than fictional husband Frank Underwood, she decided it was time she... More »

Game of Thrones Captures 24 Emmy Noms

What rape controversy?

(Newser) - Game of Thrones declared victory, at least in the race for Emmy nominations, receiving a whopping 24 as they were announced today. The drama wasn't hurt with TV academy voters by controversy over its depiction of rape, earning five more nominations than it did last year. It's a... More »

Critics Decry New House of Cards

One writer notes, in particular, its terrible depiction of DC

(Newser) - Let's just say critics are not in love with the third season of House of Cards. In a Washington Post column, Seth Masket calls the Netflix series "the worst show about American politics. Ever." He explains that many of the "lessons" the show teaches viewers are... More »

Netflix Accidentally Uploads House of Cards, Then Yanks It

Season 3 is quickly taken down

(Newser) - House of Cards fans likely know that season 3 doesn't arrive on Netflix until Feb. 27. Which is why it was pretty weird today when 10 new episodes showed up unannounced and available for live streaming. For a little while anyway. Netflix tells CNBC that a "bug in... More »

House of Cards Actress Dead at 61

Elizabeth Norment died earlier this month, her agent reveals

(Newser) - Elizabeth Norment, who played the executive secretary to Kevin Spacey's character on House of Cards, died earlier this month at age 61, her agent told NBC News yesterday. Norment, who also appeared on TV shows including Law & Order, ER, St. Elsewhere, and LA Law, died at New York'... More »

Pussy Riot Will Be in House of Cards

2 members to appear in next season of Netflix show

(Newser) - Two members of Pussy Riot are set to appear on the next season of House of Cards, production insiders tell Baltimore's City Paper . Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were on set in the city last week, a source at the paper says. The Huffington Post notes that the Russian... More »

Kate Mara: I Got 'Paid to Lie'

Spoilers (or something close to them) ahead on 'House of Cards'

(Newser) - Netflix apparently figures that five or six days is enough time for people to have consumed the new season of House of Cards, because it's got Kate Mara making the rounds of national shows to talk, delicately, about a certain plot point involving her character. (We won't give... More »

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