The sixth season of 'House of Cards' is a little over two weeks away, and if Robin Wright is to be believed, audiences can expect a spectacular series finale. Wright's Claire Underwood took over as the protagonist (or antagonist depending on how you view it) after the numerous sexual assault allegations that emerged against former lead Kevin Spacey last year meant he had to be written off the show.
The trailer for the upcoming season saw her character in "mourning" after the death of her on-screen husband, so it seemed fitting that the 52-year-old showed up at NBC's Today Show studios in an all-black ensemble featuring a light black sequinned sweater, tight black leather trousers, and classic black pumps.
The Daily Mail reported that the actress appeared on the show to promote what is set to be the last season of Netflix's highly-acclaimed drama and she all but succeeded in drumming up attention. "How could we top what is currently going on in the news?" she joked. She also promised that the ending — she directs the last episode herself — was going to "shock you beyond belief."
The previous season saw the presidency in turmoil as Frank competes with Republican candidate Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman) in the 2016 election, predictably turning to some underhanded tactics to ensure he doesn't lose the vote despite his failing popularity.
The Twelfth Amendment, as well as some further scheming on Frank's and Claire's part, sees Claire become the acting president of the country, before then calling special elections that saw her husband reinstated as commander-in-chief. But as Tom Hammerschmidt (Boris McGiver) closes in and impeachment proceedings are commenced, Frank decides that the private sector holds the key to fulfilling his ambitions of power and cedes the presidency once again to Claire.
The season ends with Frank waiting for the right moment to be pardoned, though a twist sees Claire change her mind at the last moment. She ignores multiple concerned calls from her husband and breaks the fourth wall to firmly announce to viewers, "My turn."
The way the fifth season closed off indicated that the creators did indeed plan to continue with Claire as the first woman President of the United States, a fact Wright confirmed herself. However, any plans that they had concerning Frank Underwood had to be scrapped indefinitely after over 15 people came forward and accused Spacey of sexual harassment and assault.
He was subsequently written out of the show and then later, fired from Netflix altogether, with it reported that his termination cost the streaming giant $39 million because of his 'House of Cards' role as well as attachment to multiple projects.
The final season of 'House of Cards' airs on Netflix on November 2, and if the trailer is any indication, it is going to be incredible.
Watch the trailer for the upcoming sixth and final season of 'House of Cards' here: