"House of Cards" still has a couple of months left before it unveils its fifth season but there are already several rumors regarding one of the major plot points in the upcoming episodes. One of these is the rumored death of Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood, which was revealed by Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper in the show.
During a recent interview with Deadline, Kelly talked about the various radical changes fans can expect to see in "House of Cards" season 5. According to the actor, one of these changes could even involve the show's main character.
Specifically, Kelly talked about the death of Underwood. Aside from saying that Spacey's character almost got killed off from the show previously, he said that no matter what happens, the nature of the television series will still remain intact. In other words, even if Underwood dies, the story of the show will still go on, with or without Spacey.
"You lose characters that you love," Kelly said. "We almost lost Frank, and I always have faith in the writers that no matter what road we go down, we're going to come back to what the show is."
A possible theory regarding the death of Underwood in the future is that he will get assassinated. Although it's no surprise that the fictional U.S. president has a lot of political and personal enemies who would gain something from his death, Mahershala Ali, who plays Remy Danton, believe that one who would eventually successfully kill Spacey's character is someone who is very close to him.
As fans know, no one is closer to Underwood than Kelly's Stamper.
"Like maybe at some point because he's the one closest to him, my guess would be Stamper," Ali told The Wrap.
Of course, one of the fascinating characteristics of Stamper is his blind obedience to Underwood, which he mentioned during an interview with CNN.
"You've never seen Doug turn on Frank," he said. "We've never seen Frank turn on Doug. And they trust each other to the ends of the Earth so that's where Doug belongs."
But then again, since the show is all about radical changes, the writers could easily go ahead and shock audiences by making Underwood and Stamper turn on one another. This could even reach a point where Stamper would stage Underwood's assassination.