'House Of Cards' Season 6 Set For Frank Underwood Departure; Kevin Spacey Exits As Robin Wright Leads In Claire Takeover [SPOILERS]

6:00 AM EDT 5/31/2017 by Anya Bell, Celebeat Reporter

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The fifth season of "House of Cards" has just been dropped and it certainly looks like Claire Underwood is ready to take over. Is it finally time for Kevin Spacey to leave the show as Robin Wright gets promoted as the series lead in "House of Cards" Season 6? There are speculations that Frank Underwood will not be returning after "House of Cards" Season 5 because Claire is set to rise to power next year. Watch out for SPOILERS from the Netflix show's current season.

Things certainly got interesting in the fifth season of "House of Cards" as Frank and Claire Underwood once again stepped up to rid themselves of any threats. Claire finally murdered Tom Hammerschmidt while Frank did the unthinkable: he actually pushed Catherine Durant down the stairs, as per TVLine. Unfortunately, this could mean Kevin Spacey's character will no longer make an appearance when the show returns to Netflix. Could Robin Wright get promoted as the only lead in "House of Cards" Season 6?

The possibility of Claire Underwood taking on a more significant role has already been hinted on in Season 4 when both she and Frank broke the fourth wall in the season finale. In addition to that, "House of Cards" Season 5 made it clear that Robin Wright is here to stay as the "Wonder Woman" star directed the last two episodes. But is the world ready to say goodbye to Frank Underwood? Will Kevin Spacey follow Beau Willimon and leave before "House of Cards" Season 6?

There have been speculations that Beau Willimon's exit has made Kevin Spacey reconsider returning for the fifth season. However, some believe that the actor decided to do one more season and asked for Frank Underwood to be written out of "House of Cards" Season 6. This would certainly explain why it is Claire Underwood is the one who looks into the camera in the last moment of "House of Cards" Season 5. It will only be a matter of time before Netflix announces that Robin Wright will take over as lead actor in the series. Keep checking CeleBeat for the latest updates on your favorite shows.

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