With yesterday’s announcement that the sixth season of House of Cards will be its final season, you figured Netflix was cool with putting their cash cow to pasture as long as it disassociated them with the “deeply troubling“ Kevin Spacey. But lo’ – only that last part was correct. Variety says that Netflix and producer Media Capital are in the early stages of developing “multiple ideas for a potential spinoff.” Don’t be silly – Netflix wouldn’t end House of Cards without a back-up plan. There’s no word yet on whether or not it will be a solo series focusing on FLOTUS Claire Underwood taking up child sexual abuse as her favorite cause.
One of their ideas is a show revolving around Underwood’s head flunkie, aide-de-camp and angry alcoholic Doug Stamper (played by Michael Kelly). That show would be written by former House of Cards producer Eric Roth. They reportedly have two more concepts in mind. The only details available on those two is that they will definitely take place in the House of Cards universe. That would be the universe in which a shifty criminal is running the country. It’s a lot like ours except their first lady doesn’t confuse schoolchildren with her bullshit (:34).
Netflix and Media Capital aren’t commenting on the potential spin-offs. The sixth season, which is currently in production, was supposedly always going to be the final one for HOC. Sources say that the man least likely to win a GLAAD award anytime soon hasn’t been seen on set since he was outed as an alleged sexual predator and responded to that by outing himself. Hollywood (and America) responded by proving we’re not as completely stupid as the results of the 2016 presidential election made us look. Try again, Keyser Soze.
As for the spin-offs, the Doug Stamper character is an ragey bore with no morals who murders hookers for the president. He can’t carry a whole series. I’d much rather watch Freddy take a shot at the rib business again, or Remy and Jackie’s Great Escape.