Speculations suggest that the highly anticipated season 5 of Netflix’s hit political drama “House of Cards” may feature Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) possible death.
According to reports, the fictional president of the United States has encountered almost fatal moments in the past, and he may not be in the best health condition. Seemingly adding to the assumption that he could meet his demise is Michael Kelly’s previous statement regarding the fate of the iconic character.
On an interview with Deadline, the actor who portrays Frank’s right-hand man, Doug Stamper, was asked directly if his boss will bid adieu from the narrative. “You lose characters that you love. We almost lost Frank, and I always have faith in the writers that no matter what road we go down, we’re going to come back to what the show is,” he cryptically answered.
Meanwhile, Joel Kinnaman revealed that he will reprise the role of Will Conway in the new installment. He shared via Twitter a photo of the script which reveals that he will apparently appear in episode 3 written by John Mankiewicz and directed by Alik Sakharov. The caption reads, “S*** is about to go down.”
Rumors have it that the 36-year-old star will bring some trouble to the lives of the regular mainstays as he appears to warn them that terrible things are coming. Some believe that his character will do whatever it takes to get under Frank’s skin and become the enemy that he has never encountered before.
However, Mahershala Ali, who plays as former chief of staff Remy Danton, mused that Stamper could be the person who takes down Underwood. “Like maybe at some point because he’s the one closest to him, my guess would be [Doug] Stamper,” he said to The Wrap.
Season 5 of “House of Cards” is expected to be released sometime in 2017.