'House of Cards' Season 2 May Be its Last Because Movies are Greedy
House of Cards, the OG in badass original online TV programming, may not see the seedy side of Washington, DC politicking ever again after its upcoming (and highly anticipated) second season. What?! No! I know. I know. The world is cruel and oft unfair, and movie stars just love to make themselves some movies. So that's where we're at.
According to co-executive producer Rick Cleveland in an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, "House of Cards is only going to go a second season and I think that’s it." But...what? Why?! Well, according to that same Cleveland interview, it's because "Kevin Spacey likes to do movies and Robin Wright likes to do movies."
The 3-time Emmy winning drama about the bloodied moral baddie, Representative Francis Underwood (played by Spacey), hooked most viewers from the get-go with its sleek look, sleeker script, and incredible performances from powerhouses such as the aforementioned Spacey, and Robin Wright.
But we're going to look you dead in the eye, readers, and let you know that apparently being highly acclaimed and successful is not enough. Nor is getting a 2-season, 13-episode order off the bat. Because sometimes it's all about location, location, location and the interest of the actors seems less keen on their digital location and more on their future Hollywood ones.
Meaning: movies win again! Damn them. Of course they do, though — this is Hollywood and while TV is cool, movies are a very cool, very impressive, and very glamorous thing to do (we've heard). Plus money and prestige and blah, blah, blah — you get the idea, right?
I don't know, though: part of me feels like this is just another one of Frank's fucked-up plays for power.
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