'House Of Cards' Season 5 Preparing For Kevin Spacey Departure? Patricia Clarkson Mystery Character Faces Off Against Robin Wright's Claire Underwood?

By Belle Smith , Updated Nov 14, 2016 02:07 PM EST

People are already beginning to fear that Frank Underwood will not last long in "House of Cards" Season 5. Kevin Spacey might soon leave the political drama, but does this mean that Robin Wright will become the new lead of the Netflix series?

Things might not go too smoothly for Claire Underwood even if Frank is no longer in the picture. There are speculations that Patricia Clarkson's mystery character will prove to be tough competition for Claire.

Is Kevin Spacey Leaving 'House Of Cards' Season 5? What Will Happen To Frank Underwood?

GamenGuide has previously reported on speculations that "House of Cards" Season 5 will be the show's last season. Some believe that the series is running out of creativity due to the departure of creator Beau Willimon. In addition to that, Kevin Spacey might be preparing to abandon the Netflix drama.

But what will happen to Frank Underwood in "House of Cards" Season 5? A few fans think that Kevin Spacey's character will end up getting assassinated, which could set up Claire Underwood's rise to power. However, Robin Wright's First Lady might need to face off with Patricia Clarkson's mystery character.

Will Claire Underwood Make A New Enemy Out Of Patricia Clarkson's Character In 'House Of Cards' Season 5?

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Patricia Clarkson will be joining the cast of "House of Cards" Season 5. The "Maze Runner 3" star and Campbell Scott from "Royal Pains" were both confirmed in major roles when the series returns on Netflix. But is it possible that Clarkson's character will get on Claire Underwood's bad side?

There are speculations that Patricia Clarkson will portray someone who could go up against Claire Underwood in "House of Cards" Season 5. Does this mean that another woman will compete with Claire to ultimately become the leader of the free world?

Do you think Kevin Spacey should remain in "House of Cards" Season 5? Will Claire Underwood have trouble dealing with Patricia Clarkson's character? Let us know in the comments below.

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