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House of Cards trailer vows that “the reign of the middle-aged white man is over”

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House of Cards trailer vows that “the reign of the middle-aged white man is over”

Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood is taking a stand for women everywhere.

“My first 100 days as president have been difficult,” announces President Claire Underwood, in our first official look at the sixth season of Netflix’s House of Cards

And, as the trailer continues, we learn a few key pieces of information. Namely, that Claire has been in office for 100 days. That her husband is dead. That everyone is facing the consequences of whatever lies Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) may have told. And that there are those who want to see Claire removed from power – by any means possible.

After all, there’s nothing more terrifying than a powerful woman.

“The reign of the middle-aged white man is over,” declares Claire. “It’s going to be different for you and me.”

Watch the rousing trailer for yourself below:

The trailer – entirely focused on a formidable woman who refuses to be silenced or broken by the actions of powerful men – feels like a thinly veiled message to those who have been named and shamed in the #MeToo movement.

One such person, of course, is Spacey himself, who was fired from the political drama last year following a string of sexual assault allegations.

Wright, who has been left to lead the show in her former co-star’s absence, has since said she didn’t feel she was in a position to argue for or against Spacey being given a career reprieve. However, she said she wasn’t opposed to the idea of second chances in general.

“I don’t know how to comment on that, I really don’t,” Wright said, when asked whether she thinks Spacey will ever deserve a comeback.

“I believe every human being has the ability to reform. Has the ability to reform.

“In that sense, second chances, or whatever you are going to call it – absolutely, I believe in that. It’s called growth.”

House of Cards will return to Netflix on 2 November.

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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