Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) is a scary, dangerous man — he’s not the kind of guy you just fire and wish well, President Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). Netflix unveiled its official trailer for the sixth and final season of “House of Cards” on Monday, and the footage makes actual American politics look civil.
First things first: How are the new President Underwood’s first 100 days going?
“I think she might be the worst thing that has ever happened to this country,” one talking head opines in the preview.
OK, so, not great.
Perhaps it is speeches like this one:
“The American oligarchs out there, they are coming for us,” Claire says at a women’s rally. “They are trying to strip me of my constitutional power as commander in chief.”
She’s also shedding potential allies, both stateside and abroad.
“I’m not going to be told what to do anymore, Doug,” she warns Stamper, her late husband’s loyal fixer. “Not by you or any man, ever again.”
Needless to repeat, Stamper is no longer in the employ of the White House. But that doesn’t mean he’s now without influence — it just means he needs to step out of the shadows to exercise it.
Watch the video above.
11 TV Cast Upheavals, From Kevin Spacey in 'House of Cards' to Clayne Crawford in 'Lethal Weapon' (Photos)
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These shows have had major cast shakeups in recent months
Actor Seann William Scott took over the role of Martin Riggs for the show's third season, which got the green light from Fox on May 13. A representative from Warner Bros. Television said the studio "decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon'" after reports of bad behavior on set, described as "complaints of emotional abuse and creating a hostile environment."
Crawford apologized last month and wished the "Lethal Weapon" team luck on their third season without him. “To my cast and crew – CONGRATULATIONS on season 3!” Crawford wrote. “To the Fans – Thank you for the overwhelming support and love. Riggs was a dream role and the experience will live with me forever. My heart is full. Good Luck nxt season!!” he said on Instagram over the weekend.
"I take great pride in treating everyone in life with dignity and kindness," the 40-year-old actor said in April. "I am very grateful for my job, and I work extremely hard at it. I have a responsibility to do good work for my coworkers, my family, and my home state, and most especially for the fans. I hope they will stick with me and stick with the show."
Fox bosses said the decision to move ahead with a new season without Crawford was not their decision, but that of Warner Bros.
"Ultimately, our partners at Warner Bros. come to us about three weeks ago to tell us that they could not deliver ‘Lethal Weapon’ as we’ve known it before, that there were some real challenges in the cast. They thought long and hard about it. I know that was not their first choice,” said Dana Walden, Chairmen and CEO, Fox Television Group.