The trailer for the new season of House of Card’s has been released with a strong message.
‘The reign of the middle-aged white man is over,’ Robin Wright’s character proclaims as she assumes the role of President of the United States.
Netflix gave fans their first look Thursday of Claire Underwood taking over The White House and replacing her husband’s character, played by Kevin Spacey, after he was killed off.
House of Card’s sixth and final season will be the first without former top-billing star Spacey after being accused of sexual assault.
Netflix gave House Of Cards fans their first look at Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in the top spot while grieving the loss of her husband, Francis – played by Kevin Spacey on Thursday
Let go: The 59-year-old was fired from the series last November over allegations of sexual misconduct from over a dozen men (pictured: on set in 2013)
The latest promo ahead of the show’s final season which will debut in November sees 52-year-old Wright take on the Presidential role while proclaiming: ‘I’m not going to be told what to do anymore,’
‘My first 100 days as President have been difficult,’ Wright’s character Claire says in the promo. ‘I lost my husband. We were about to celebrate 30 years together.’
And while it’s unknown how Kevin’s character Frank will be killed off, the 59-year-old was fired from the series last November over allegations of sexual misconduct from nearly a dozen men.
The claims against the Oscar-winning star began when actor Anthony Rapp, who said he was 14 when Kevin then 26, made aggressive advances on him in 1986.
In the wake of the scandal, Spacey announced that he was gay.
This proclamation didn’t sit well with members of the LGBTQ community, who felt he was blaming his horrific behavior on his sexuality. He has since checked into rehab.
In addition to cutting Kevin out of House of Cards, Netflix made the decision to scrap an upcoming film they’d made with him called Gore.
New chapter: House Of Card’s eight-episode sixth and final season will be the first without former top-billing star, Kevin Spacey
‘The reign of the middle-aged white man is over,’ Wright states in the trailer
Newsweek revealed that his ouster from the network was a costly one – costing about $39 million in the form of abandoned projects, including the Gore Vidal biopic he starred in.
The new trailer appears to be a dig at Spacey, making it clear the show is distancing itself as far as possible from its disgraced star.
‘Here’s the thing, whatever Francis told you the last five years, don’t believe a word of it,’ Wright’s character says of her husband in the promo.
At one point she is seen crying over the death of her husband with black makeup running on her face, when she turns to the camera and gives a sly smile.
Returning cast members include: Constance Zimmer, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.
A-list stars Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear will also join the series as siblings Annette and Bill Shepherd – the leaders of Shepherd Unlimited.