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We Finally Have a Premiere Date for the Last Season of House of Cards

Here's how the Netflix series is moving forward without Kevin Spacey.
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Big changes are in the works for House of Cards. Here's everything we know so far about season 6.

IT WILL PREMIERE ON NOVEMBER 2.

Just in time for the 2018 midterm elections.

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.

"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, 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:

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.

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."

THE FIRST TRAILER PREVIEWS A CLAIRE UNDERWOOD PRESIDENCY.

In the teaser below, which premiered during the Super Bowl, we see 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."

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AS DOES THE SECOND TEASER, WHICH DEBUTED ON THE 4TH OF JULY.

"Happy Independence Day...to me," Claire says in the clip before the hashtag #myturn flashes.


THIS WILL BE THE SHOW'S FINAL SEASON.

All eight episodes will drop on Netflix sometime this fall.

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.”

THERE ARE SOME NEW FACES JOINING THE CAST.

Cody Fern, Diane Lane, and Greg Kinnear will all appear in the final season of House of Cards, though it's unclear what their roles will be.

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.”

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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