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House of Cards Season 6 Was Just Released on Netflix

Prepare to binge watch the show's final season.
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Big changes are in the works for House of Cards. Here's everything we know so far about the show's final season, which was officially released on Netflix today.

ROBIN WRIGHT SAYS THE LAST EPISODE WILL "SHOCK YOU BEYOND BELIEF."

“It is going to shock you beyond belief what happens in the end,” she told Savannah Guthrie on the Today show this morning. And when Guthrie asked, "Are people going to be happy with the way this all ends?" Wright replied, "Boy, I hope so. We were pulling out all the stops. How could we top what was going on currently in the news? ... Just to be I think the most operatic and the most dramatic and the most machiavellian we can be for the last season."

KEVIN SPACEY IS OUT.

During the fall of 2017, Kevin Spacey was fired from the Netflix series following allegations of sexual assault against the actor.

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"Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” a Netflix spokesperson said in a statement. "We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show."

Spacey had played the lead role of Frank Underwood for five seasons on the show; now, the political series will center around Underwood's wife, Claire, played by Robin Wright.

Earlier this summer, Wright recently opened up about the news on the Today show."I think we were all surprised, of course, and ultimately saddened [by the allegations against Spacey]," she told Savannah Guthrie. "Kevin and I knew each other between 'action' and 'cut,' and in between setups where we would giggle. I didn't know the man. I knew the incredible craftsman that he is."

Watch the full interview below:

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FRANK'S FATE WILL BE ADDRESSED IN SEASON 6.

“You’ll find out when you watch the show with respect to Frank,” Netflix’s VP original programming Cindy Holland told Deadline. One trailer for the season gives another hint, when it pans over Frank's tombstone. Watch the clip here:

MULTIPLE TRAILERS PREVIEWS A CLAIRE UNDERWOOD PRESIDENCY.

"The reign of the middle-age white man is over," she says in the clip above.

In another official trailer, Claire's enemies come out, suggesting that her administration will be a difficult one:

The previous teaser below, which premiered during the Super Bowl, shows Claire behind the Resolute desk in the Oval Office. "We're just getting started," she says, before the clip flashes to the words "Hail to the Chief."

Yet another super short teaser, which debuted on the 4th of July also previewed her administration. "Happy Independence Day...to me," Claire says in the clip before the hashtag #myturn flashes.

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THIS WILL BE THE SHOW'S FINAL SEASON.

The final season consists of eight episodes, all of which arrived on Netflix on November 2.

IT WILL BE EIGHT EPISODES LONG.

“It’s only eight episodes," actress Patricia Clarkson said. "I think it’s going to be a stunning, stunning new season and I’m thankful for it.”

IT PREMIERED ON NOVEMBER 2.

Just in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

THERE ARE SOME NEW FACES JOINING THE CAST.

Diane Lane, and Greg Kinnear will all appear in the final season of House of Cards, as Annette Shepherd and Bill Shepherd, a brother/sister duo by the Koch Brothers. Cody Fern is also joining the cast as Annette Shepard's son. See the first stills of them below.


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FERN RECENTLY SPOKE OUT ABOUT THE FINAL SEASON SAYING THE SHOW IS "ONLY GOING TO GET MORE INTERESTING" WITH CLAIRE UNDERWOOD AT THE FOREFRONT.

“[There’s] an exciting energy,” Fern told Entertainment Tonight. "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. 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.”

WHERE DID SEASON 5 LEAVE OFF?

In case you need a little refresher, at the end of last season, Claire was sworn in as president after Frank resigned following an investigation by the "Declaration of War Committee" into his various unethical behaviors. The season came to a close with Claire breaking the fourth wall, saying coldly to the audience, "My turn."

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This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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