Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) from “House of Cards” does not have the best health, and he's already had a couple of brushes with death over the past few seasons.
Nobody is invincible, not even the conniving politician, so it’s possible that he might just bite the dust in Season 5. When Michael Kelly, the actor who plays Underwood’s right-hand man Doug Stamper, was asked if it’s finally Underwood’s time to go, he gave a cryptic answer.
“You lose characters that you love,” Kelly told Deadline. “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.”
As for Mahershala Ali, who plays the character’s former chief of staff, Remy Danton, he thinks it should be Stamper who would take down Underwood.
He explained to The Wrap that audiences are already expecting Underwood to get hurt one of these days. However, the show can still surprise fans by choosing the right person to hurt Underwood.
“Like maybe at some point because he’s the one closest to him, my guess would be [Doug] Stamper,” Ali said.
But Kelly does not think Stamper would ever dare betray Underwood. He earlier told CNN that Stamper is loyal to a fault, so he would probably hurt himself before he can even dream of throwing Underwood under the bus.
“Those two men trust each other to the ends of the Earth. They're the only two people that each of them could count on,” he asserted. “You've never seen Doug turn on Frank. 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. That's where he is. That's where he thrives in life.”
“House of Cards” Season 5 will premiere sometime in 2017.