With its first season out in 2013, House of Cards immediately became a success due to its unique political storyline and intense tale of drama and betrayal. This American-drama Netflix series has won a ton of awards like the Peabody, Golden Globe awards, and even the Emmys. This political drama-thriller has gained a reputation for its unique and engrossing plot, outstanding performances, and excellent direction.
Based on the 1990’s BBC series of the same name, the House of Cards was originally an adaptation of a novel by Michael Dobbs.
Set in Washington DC, House of Cards follows the story of Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), who is a democrat. He lives with his wife Claire Underwood, who also plays a pivotal role in the show. This show deals with various political themes,, including the love of power and betrayal, among other wrongdoings.
Below are some important cast members of the show-
Kevin Spacey plays Francis J. “Frank” Underwood, the lead and Democrat politician who had to be killed off from the show due to misconduct allegations.
Robin Wright plays Claire Underwood, Frank’s wife. She took on various political roles throughout different seasons- from running the Clean Water Initiative (an NGO) to the US ambassador to the UN and finally as the President of the United States.
Kate Mara plays Zoe Barnes, she was the reporter for The Washington Herald/Slugline and was used by Frank to spread political stories and rumors about rivals to the press.
Michel Gill plays Garrett Walker, shown as the 45th President of the United States. He portrays great trust in Claire Underwood and listens intently to her advice.
It was confirmed that Season 6 was the final season of the show and another season will not be out.