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Season 6 of House of Cards is now available to watch on Netflix. It is the final season of this political TV show and the first without Kevin Spacey. Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, the showrunners for House of Cards, gave an interview to Variety about Season 6 of this television series which has been vital for the success of Netflix as a streaming service in the entertainment industry.
House of Cards Season 6
This is what the House of Cards showrunners had to say on how the events of Season 6 mirror what is going on in United States politics today:
Gibson: The thing that I think has been a question for the show since Claire assumed the presidency is “Is America ready for a female president?” And I feel that that question is still very much alive in both worlds, in the world of the show and the real world. The story of the show is the story of the show, but there’s always some kind of dialogue and counterpoint going on in relation to the real world, because to some degree the show is a reflection.
Pugliese: Even when we took over [as showrunners in Season 5], we were just continuing and hopefully serving the story that was in motion. And at its best the show is about a Washington and about a White House that’s symptomatic of the times. Not so much in a reaction to the times.
Gibson: The seed of the show, the entire series, was watching a man who was passed over and what happens as a result of that. I guess I would argue there’s some… draw the connections as you will.
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