Will Claire really leave Frank?
That?s the nagging question on the minds of ?House of Cards? fans after the cliffhanger season 3 finale.
The Netflix original series left viewers on the edge of their seats when First Lady Claire Underwood (played by Robin Wright) told President Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) that she was moving out of the White House.
Show creator Beau Willimon previously told the?Hollywood Reporter?that he knew it was difficult for many viewers to see their favorite on-screen power couple on the rocks after conquering victories together for the first two seasons.
Another question that comes up is: ?Can Frank function without Claire??
“That’s one of the big questions going into season four,” said Willimon?to?The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year. According to The Christian Post, Willimon also said that a lot of season 4’s planning came from the feedback of the masses and the First Lady will be ?seen in a whole new point of view.?
“We have to walk a certain line,” Willimon explained to E! Online. “We don’t want to pander or cater an upcoming season based purely on fan responses. But I am interested in what they have to say and I think it’s great we can talk to each other.”?Willimon also revealed that he and his staff have mapped out the new season?s entire storyline arc.
“A lot of the strength of the show is based on the strength of that marriage. But as soon as we began to explore that, we realized there was no turning back,” Willimon also said. “We also realized we’d laid the groundwork in the previous two seasons for this conflict between Francis and Claire, and the more we began exploring it, the more inevitable it became. And the more exciting it was for us to travel that emotional terrain.”
The new season is expected to be even more intense with Frank protecting his seat against other presidential candidates and how the absence of his wife by his side will affect voters? perception of him.
?House of Cards” season 4 will premiere on Netflix by early 2016.