It’ s Claire’ s turn.
Robin Wright , who plays newly inaugurated President Claire Underwood, will take over the political drama’ s lead role. Conveniently enough, the fifth season of the show ended with Wright’ s character looking into the camera and declaring, “ My turn . ”
“ We were really excited we could get to an agreement” to provide “ closure of the show for fans, ” Ted Sarandos, Netflix’ s chief content officer, said Monday while confirming the news .
The final season is expected to consist of eight episodes, compared to the 13 episodes of earlier seasons. It’ s unclear how Spacey’ s character, Frank Underwood, will be written out of the show.
In October, “ Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexually harassing him at a party in 1986 , when Rapp was 14 years old and Spacey was 26. Since then, about 30 others have come forward with misconduct allegations against Spacey.