'House of Cards' to have characters resembling Koch brothers
Netflix's 'House of Cards' airs on November 2 for its sixth and final season. Notably, Kevin Spacey's character Frank Underwood has been written off, due to the barrage of sexual assault allegations against the actor. Instead, the show will focus on Robin Wright's character Claire Underwood. Further, two new characters resembling real-life Koch brothers will reportedly be introduced. Read to know more about them.
The Koch Brothers, on whom the two new characters are based, are the sons of Fred C. Koch, an American chemical engineer. His sons are extremely politically active and affluent. Charles and David run the Koch Industries based out of Wichita, Kansas. Their conglomerate has several holdings including energy, farming, and transportation. The influential brothers support conservative causes and candidates using their vast fortune.
Actors Diane and Greg will play Annette and Bill Shepherd. The reel-life siblings run a conglomerate called Shepherd Unlimited. Netflix describes it as 'a conglomerate whose family foundations exert a powerful behind-the-scenes force in the American political landscape'. Reportedly the Shepherds have a complicated history with the Underwoods. If the Shepherds are conservatives, it will be interesting to see how Claire, a Democrat, handles them.
Actor Cody Fern will be part of the final season of 'House of Cards'. He plays the ambitious but devoted son of Annette Shepherd and signals a new generation of DC power players. Could this mean a 'House of Cards' spin-off?