Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ Season 2 to End the Series?
Admittedly, the Netflix model remains something of a mystery in its longevity, but it seems the Emmy-nominated ‘House of Cards‘ may face its end much sooner than we all expected. Season 2 has been confirmed to premiere in 2014, but might it prove the last we see of the Kevin Spacey-Robin Wright political drama?
Unfortunately, it might be so. Via HuffpostTV, we’ve learned that ‘House of Cards’ executive producer Rick Cleveland recently spoke to Gold Derby about plans for the acclaimed drama’s future, saying “‘House of Cards’ is only going to go a second season and I think that’s it. Kevin Spacey likes to do movies and Robin Wright likes to do movies.”
Then again, executive producer and co-creator Beau Willimon had previously tweeted about writing for ‘House of Cards’ several season down the line, so it may remain to be seen how much weight Cleveland’s words hold. Worth noting is that Netflix deliberately ordered two 13-episode seasons of the drama before production on the pilot began, so as to lock down its entry into the field of high-profile drama. Still, two seasons seems a bit short, even with such A-list talent attached.
This isn’t the first time Netflix’s original series future has been put into question either, as further ‘Arrested Development‘ content remains cloudy, while Eli Roth horror thriller ‘Hemlock Grove‘ just barely squeaked by with a second season order. ‘Orange is the New Black‘ has also been confirmed to return in 2014, though we’ve seen several conflicting reports of behind-the-scenes strife there as well.
Elsewhere, we know relatively little of ‘House of Cards” second season, beyond a series regular promotion for Michael Gill (President Garrett Walker), and the loss of director David Fincher. In Fincher’s absence, both Emmy noms Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright will step behind the camera to helm episodes of the political series, as will ‘Orange is the New Black’ guest director Jodie Foster..
‘House of Cards,’ itself adapted from a British novel penned by former Conservative Party Chief of Staff Michael Dobbs and previously adapted for a BBC miniseries, follows Spacey as Congressman (now Vice President!) Frank Underwood, a wily, murderous politician worming his way to the White House. Willimon updated the setting from Dobbs’ original novel, which followed an ambitious yet morally dubious British politician eying Margaret Thatcher’s position as Prime Minister in her final days.
We’re certainly pulling for a third season at least, but what say you? Would you be content with ‘House of Cards’ ending after only two seasons?