“House of Cards” looks set to start with a bang – and without President Frank Underwood.
Kicking off the official Season 6 trailer – dropped by Netflix earlier today – the President Claire Underwood (played by a feisty Robin Wright) sets the tone with a simple statement, straight to the point.
“My first 100 days as president have been difficult. I lost my husband. We were about to celebrate 30 years together. Whatever Francis told you in the last five years, don’t believe a word of it.”
The clip goes on to give fans their first peek at what the anticipated final season has in store – and how the hit show has handled the departure of former star Kevin Spacey (aka former President Frank Underwood), who was fired mid-production over sexual assault allegations.
While a previously released clip from the season had confirmed that Spacey’s character has been written out of the show with a death, the trailer reveals more details on what the new presidency looks like with Claire at the helm and Frank six-feet under (via Deadline).
In a nutshell, as Claire very eloquently – and frankly – declares: “The reign of the middle-aged white man is over.”
The eight-episode final season launches November 2 on Netflix.