House of Cards is gunning for a sixth season, but with the departure of creator Beau Willimon, how long can the Netflix political drama last?
Speaking to THR, showrunner Frank Pugliese says that while the creative team have “several ideas” for the show’s endgame, there’s no fixed plan for how or when that will happen:
“You could say specifically there’s probably been several ideas of where it could end. There was nothing absolute or nothing agreed upon where it could end. Conversations we had from Beau and before were just some thematic promises and places the show might go thematically, or possibilities that the show had. But the show had so many. To a certain extent, we’re kind of delivering on conversations that were had, but it’s open to possibilities about where it could go.”
Pugliese admits that Season 5 was written with both cancellation and continuation in mind:
“Working on television, you have a sense that if it had to end there’s a way to end it, but there is almost always a plan for what it would mean to keep going forward.”
Adds co-showrunner James Gibson:
“But that’s the trick. It has to feel like an organic ending and an organic payoff to the arc of the season and in this case, I think you could argue that it really could go either way, so we were happy to hopefully leave the viewers wanting more.”
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancel/renew status of House of Cards Season 6…