Mere hours after they announced plans to end “House of Cards” with its upcoming sixth season, Netflix is reportedly moving forward on a proposed spin-off to the political beltway drama.
Media Rights Capital, which produces the series, is in early stages of development on at least three different potential ideas – the most notable being one revolving around Doug Stamper, the political aide-de-camp played by actor Michael Kelly. That take has Eric Roth, an executive producer on the first four seasons, set to write.
At least two other spinoff ideas are also being explored but don’t have writers attached. All will take place in the same universe as ‘Cards’.
Despite the recent allegations made against Kevin Spacey, all indications are the show was originally planning to end with its sixth season and move into spin-off territory.