House of CardsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 4/17/18 at 7:01PM EDT
Michael Kelly says the post-Kevin Spacey House of Cards "all worked out, and Robin is so frigging talented"
Kelly says he's learned a great deal working closely with Robin Wright in the final season. To have all those years to have learned from Kevin, and now all this time to learn from Robin, it’s just like as an actor, you can’t ask for anything more than that, to learn under those two people. (It’s been) the greatest acting classes for the last six years," he says. As for Spacey, whom he hasn't spoken to since his ouster from the Netflix series, Kelly says: "There’s obviously a million emotions that I went through, that I processed during this whole thing. I don’t want to talk too much about it because it was heartbreaking in so many ways." He adds that he's "still processing" what happened. "You go from talking to someone often to not at all, and in any profession, in anything, circumstances removed, what happened removed, it’s strange … and I’m still processing," he says. "I haven’t formulated any opinion, and I haven’t talked publicly about it. This is the first thing I’ve ever said. I think I’m still going through a lot, processing the whole thing. It’s tough."
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 1:44PM EDT
Kate Mara: I've been wanting Robin Wright to take over House of Cards "from Day 1"
The House of Cards alum tells The New York Times the Kevin Spacey scandal "to this day is very shocking and devastating all around." When asked if Wright can carry the show without him, Mara said: "Oh my God, I will tell you that from Day 1, I’ve been waiting for Robin to take over! There’s nobody like her."
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 9:40PM EDT
New House of Cards star Cody Fern says there's an "exciting energy" on set
“Listen, everyone is just so thrilled to be supporting Robin (Wright), and I think that she is a powerhouse, and it's been about Robin since season two, and anyone who's in denial of that hasn't been watching the show," says the Australian actor, who didn't get to work with the ousted Kevin Spacey. "So, we're just thrilled to get behind Robin and she is a powerhouse. I mean, what she is doing with Claire Underwood is phenomenal. And, it's only going to get more interesting.”
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Netflix is No. 1 in showing TV characters smoking, led by Stranger Things
Season 1 of Stranger Things featured 182 incidents of tobacco use, while The Walking Dead came in at No. 2 with 94 scenes of characters using tobacco, according to a study from the antismoking group Truth Initiative. In total, Netflix had 319 "tobacco incidents," more than any cable or broadcast network. Netflix ranked third through sixth, with Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Fuller House and Making a Murderer each showing numerous scenes of tobacco use. The Truth Initiative also found 20 instances of tobacco use on Modern Family. Fuller House was the only show on the list that's rated TV-Y7, for kids as young as age 7.
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Jon Favreau is the creative equivalent of vanilla ice cream, which makes him perfect for the live-action Star Wars TV series
Favreau is the perfect choice because he has a history of making stylistic, broadly appealing hits. "Lucasfilm doesn’t want to take anything close to a risk with its first live-action TV series," says Miles Surrey. "This will be the preeminent product of Disney’s new streaming service, an incentive for people who might not want to fork over another monthly fee if they’re not getting any worthwhile content. Think of Favreau’s new series like the way Netflix approached House of Cards: The company got a famous, recognizable director (David Fincher) and two bankable movie stars (Robin Wright and a pre-scandal Kevin Spacey) for its first big stab at original programming. Now that five years have passed and Netflix has the budget to produce 700 pieces of original content in 2018 alone, the company can afford to get a little strange through sheer volume. Dark never could have been one of Netflix’s first shows, but now, why not?"
Posted Monday 3/05/18 at 8:45AM EST
Robin Wright assumes the throne in the first post-Kevin Spacey House of Cards teaser
A premiere date has yet to be set on Season 6, the final season, though Netflix said it'll premiere "this fall."
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Reg E. Cathey dies: The Wire star won an Emmy for House of Cards
Cathey, 59, played Frank Underwood’s favorite D.C. rib cook Freddy Hayes, a role that earned him three consecutive Emmy nominations for outstanding guest actor, including a win in 2015. Cathey also famously played political operative Norman Wilson on The Wire. “Not only a fine, masterful actor -- but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set,” tweeted The Wire creator David Simon. “On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing.” House of Cards creator Beau Willimon added: "Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed."
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
House of Cards adds The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s Cody Fern
The Australian American Crime Story actor’s series regular role on Season 6 of the Netflix drama is being kept under wraps.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
House of Cards resumes production, adds Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear for final season
The Oscar nominees will play siblings on the Netflix drama’s final season, but other details of their characters haven’t been revealed.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey
Amidst record-breaking fourth quarter earnings, the streaming service says it took an “unexpected" charge "for unreleased content we've decided not to move forward with.” Netflix had to find a way to proceed with House of Cards without Spacey in wake of his sexual misconduct scandal after shooting two episodes with him. Spacey’s planned Gore Vidal biopic was also scrapped.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
House of Cards looks like it’s about to resume production without Kevin Spacey
The rewritten Season 6 is reportedly about to have its “first official photo shoot.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Kevin Spacey accused of being racist, using racial slurs on the House of Cards set
Earl Blue, the head of VIP Protective Services, tells The Daily Mail his company was hired to work security on Season 1 of the Netflix series, where he alleges that Spacey refused to shake hands and acknowledge the predominantly black security guards. Blue says he was told from one of his employees that Spacey even used racial slurs. “He obviously had some uneasiness about me being near (his) trailer,” Blue says. “I would smile at him and even speak, say ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon.’ But he would never reply. I have experienced this before. I have been black my whole life and I can tell when a person is not looking at me as a person but they are looking at me as a color." After Season 1, Blue says HBO told him they were pleased with the work, but opted not to renew his company’s contract. Netflix referred all comment on Blue’s allegations to producer Media Rights Capital, which declined comment.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
A $1.3 million bottle of vodka that appeared on House of Cards has been stolen
The bottle of Russo-Baltique vodka that appeared on a Season 3 episode of the Netflix series was stolen early Tuesday morning in Copenhagen, Denmark. The bottle is so valuable in part because it’s constructed of three kilograms of gold and three kilograms of silver, with a leather strap from a 1912 Monte Carlo rally car.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
It would’ve been cheaper for Netflix to cancel House of Cards, so why proceed with Season 6?
The shortened, Kevin Spacey-less Season 6 is going to be costly, especially thanks to the production delays, with total costs expected to exceed $50 million. According to Josef Adalian, Netflix did seriously considering walking away in the wake of the Spacey allegations. But fans lobbying via social media might have convinced Netflix executives that it would be better to end their groundbreaking series on a positive note.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
It was about time House of Cards ditched Kevin Spacey and made Robin Wright the star
“The natural course of the show long ago turned Frank Underwood into a nearly unbearable character, a hardheaded man who would do anything to maintain his grip on power,” says Yohana Desta. “The show has also had to contort itself into all sorts of odd directions in order to ensure that Frank keeps winning. And while he began life as an enthralling political animal, that central conceit has worn thin, particularly over the course of the series’s past few seasons.” Desta adds that “Claire, by contrast, has long been the more alluring cipher of the two.”