Apparently, the actress was the one who ‘led’ the effort to renew the House of Cards TV show for a sixth season following star Kevin Spacey’s scandal and firing. It sounds like Robin Wright has a lot in common with the character she portrays.
Patricia Clarkson, who plays Jane Davis, the Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade, was on The Talk this week and she opened up about Wright’s contribution to keeping the show alive.
‘It was truly the great Robin Wright rallying. We have great showrunners, Frank [Pugliese] and Melissa [James Gibson], and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show. It’s only eight episodes,’ the actress revealed.
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She went on: ‘Robin led all this charge so people would save their livelihoods because when the show goes away, some people do not get paid. I think it is gonna be a stunning, stunning new season.’
As fans of House of Cards already know, the last season ended with President Frank Underwood, played by the controversial Kevin Spacey stepping down from his position and his wife and Vice President, Claire, played by Wright, taking over.
Season six was supposed to go on with both actors, but because Spacey was involved in a huge sexual misconduct scandal, that was, of course, no longer possible, and Netflix actually canceled the show initially.
Spacey has denied all of the accusations against him.
It looks like we need to thank Wright for the fact that the streaming service later announced that there would be a sixth and final season with Claire Underwood at its center.
Are you excited to watch the new season?