Chilling 'House of Cards' final season sneak peek teases Frank Underwood's death
The revelation was made in a chilling new teaser, released ahead of the November 2 premiere of the sixth and final season of the award-winning series
Wondering what happens to Kevin Spacey's now-infamous character, Frank Underwood, when 'House of Cards' returns with season 6 on Netflix? Well, he dies. And his death is not a pompous one. The revelation was made in a chilling new teaser, released ahead of the November 2 premiere of the sixth and final season of the award-winning series.
While die-hard fans of the political drama already know that 'House of Cards' will be moving into the upcoming season with Robin Wright's Claire Underwood at the center of the plot, the fate of the disgraced former president and Claire's husband was unveiled with the recent clip. What begins as a mere monologue, with of course Claire doing most of the talking, soon turns into a stone-cold scene in the footage, as the camera pans to reveal a dead Frank's grave.
And all this while, Claire in the most nonchalant manner, tells her husband (rather her husband's grave) how it would be so different when she is buried.
“I’ll tell you this though, Francis,” the 52-year-old actress, who portrays Claire in the series, says in the video. “When they bury me, it won’t be in my backyard. And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line.” As soon as Wright delivers the brief speech, the scene cuts to a shot of the grave, where Frank is buried beside his father's grave in South Carolina.
The decision to kill off Frank Underwood's character shouldn't come as a surprise to fans, especially after the storm of controversies that arose from the sexual assault allegations against the series lead, Spacey, last year.
More recently though, Wright seemed to take a different stance as she suggested that her co-star be given a second chance.
"I believe every human being has the ability to reform… In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it – absolutely, I believe in that. It’s called growth,” the Netflix star said, commenting about Spacey's prospect comeback during a recent interview with Net-A-Porter.
Calling out the unwarranted attention on Spacey since the scandal, the actress added: “I feel sorry for anybody whose life is in the public arena. It’s a nightmare, can you imagine? We do a job, we share [a performance] with viewers. Why does our private life have to be public? I hate that part of this industry."
'House of Cards' premieres season 6 on Netflix on November 2.