House of Cards just debuted its fifth season, but will there be a sixth? Recently, showrunners Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the future of the Netflix TV show.
The political drama follows Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), an ambitious and manipulative politician who becomes President of the United States. The cast also includes Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks, and Joel Kinnaman.
Speaking to THR, Pugliese said there have been talks about how House of Cards will end but there’s no specific end date in mind:
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.”
James Gibson added that the season five finale could function as a series finale if Netflix does not renew the show for a sixth season:
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.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of House of Cards? Do you want a sixth season?