Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

Netflix is reportedly developing a 'House of Cards' spinoff

The original series will end after its sixth season, after allegations against star Kevin Spacey.
Swapna Krishna, @skrishna
October 31, 2017
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Netflix / David Giesbrecht

In the wake of Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp's allegations that Kevin Spacey assaulted him when Rapp was just fourteen years old, Netflix announced yesterday that the sixth season would be the last for its drama House of Cards. Now, Variety reports that Netflix is developing a spinoff of the political drama.

The idea that's farthest along is a show that centers on Doug Stamper, a political aide played by actor Michael Kelly. Eric Roth, an executive producer on the first four seasons of House of Cards, is attached as the writer for the project, reports Variety. There are also two other spinoff ideas being explored, but details about these are in short supply.

There have been quite a few spinoffs of popular shows recently, from Game of Thrones' multiple prequels to Better Caul Saul, Young Sheldon and Fear the Walking Dead. House of Cards is what established Netflix's reputation for quality original programming, as well as its ability to attract established movie starts to its platform. It's unsurprising, then, that the streaming service would be exploring ways to continue this popular universe in new TV shows.

In this article: av, entertainment, houseofcards, netflix
All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

GameStop will have more $499 PS5s available to pre-order on Friday

View
Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

Here's everything Amazon announced at its big hardware event

View
Ring made a security drone that flies around inside your home

Ring made a security drone that flies around inside your home

View
Oral-B thinks its AI toothbrush can clean your teeth better than you can

Oral-B thinks its AI toothbrush can clean your teeth better than you can

View
Amazon's new Eero mesh routers support WiFi 6

Amazon's new Eero mesh routers support WiFi 6

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr