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Get Excited – ‘House Of Cards’ Spinoffs Are Reportedly In The Works

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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“House of Cards” is coming to an end, but fans shouldn’t be too worried because there are multiple spinoffs in the works.

The sixth season of “House of Cards” will be the last for the hit Netflix show, and star Kevin Spacey has been embroiled with an accusation of sexual harassment.

Variety reported the following details:

Variety has learned that the streaming service and producer Media Rights Capital are in very early stages of development on multiple ideas for a potential spinoff. One concept revolves around Doug Stamper, the political aide-de-camp played by actor Michael Kelly in the first five seasons of the political drama, with Eric Roth set to write.

At least two other spinoff ideas are also being explored, though writers have not yet been attached to all of them.

I already wrote today about why I thought “House of Cards” was ending, and it has little to do with Kevin Spacey’s situation. It’s because it got way too dragged out. Hopefully these spinoffs provide an opportunity to hit the reset button and start over. The first couple seasons of “House of Cards” were awesome.

It was all about corruption, killing journalists, killing political liabilities and manipulating your way to power. The formula was perfect. Then it got way too muddy and dragged out with political bickering. Writers and directors abandoned the keys to success that got them to the top early on.

Hopefully these spinoffs get back to the ingredients of the early season. That was a lot more fun and entertaining than where we’re at right now. Give me the violence, sex and intrigue. Keep all the political jockeying. I couldn’t really care less about that.

Please don’t screw this up.

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