House of Cards Spin-Off in the Cards? Robin Wright Gears Up for ‘First Women’
First Lady Claire Underwood is a force to reckon with, no doubt. Robin Wright brought the character to life and she’s gearing up for a standalone show.
Netflix’s House Of Cards is seemingly returning for a final season in 2017 and that’s a shame, of course. Robin Wright is contemplating another political drama in the light of House Of Cards‘ probable showdown. Additionally, she will join the likes of Reese Witherspoon to produce the First Women project. Not to mention, Anonymous Content of the Spotlight fame will cash in too.
Robin Wright is in no mood to stop by and smell the roses. The actress is at the watershed of her acting career. Her portrayal of the First Lady in House Of Cards brought her a Golden Globe award too. In the wake of impending twilight in the Netflix’s show, Robin Wright will bring a show on First Ladies.
On an interesting note, she will direct the entire series too. With the involvement of Reese Witherspoon as the producer, it’s safe to assume an all-female venture. The show, however, will adapt Kate Andersen Brower’s First Women: The Grace & Power Of America’s Modern First Ladies. The bestseller novel is a closer look at the lives of first ladies tracing from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama.
Deadline reports the imminent project that’s shaping up by the day. Robin Wright is no outsider to direction, thanks to her sporadic directorial jobs with the House Of Cards episodes. The 50-year-old actress is looking like a potential Presidential candidate in the Netflix show and the upcoming season will throw light on the rumors.
Furthermore, First Women writer Kate Andersen Brower is an insider to the White House’s affairs. She has her fair share of rubbing shoulders with the political circles and journalism roots. Apart from the First Ladies, the book has the account of business delegates, secretaries, and political advisers among others.
If Robin Wright has got one thing right here; it’s the timing. It couldn’t be better. She can bank on the success of House Of Cards and save herself the promotional risks. It will definitely carry the reminiscences of the Netflix hit series and that’s a virtue in itself.
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