After the now well-documented allegations against Kevin Spacey became public, 'House Of Cards' looked like it was finished - but it was Robin Wright who helped to save it for one more season.

That's according to a recent interview with Patricia Clarkson, who joined the Netflix political drama last season as political ally Jane Davis. As she tells it, the move to save the series was to keep people in work. "Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods because when the show goes away some people don't get paid," explained Clarkson.

"Robin has done a great thing in not letting the show fall apart, saying let's rethink it. Let's think of the crew, let's think of the crew's families and everybody involved and let's go out on a higher note and she's gonna lead it, it's just eight episodes... it's going to be some wing-dingy stuff."

The last series ended with Spacey's character, President Frank Underwood, resigning from office and allowing Claire - Robin Wright's character - to ascend, all of which he seemingly planned from the get-go. Of course, it all goes wrong when she starts to blank him and - in the final scene of the last series - sees her turn to the camera and address the audience, saying " turn."

Given everything that's happened in US politics over the last year since it went off the air, there's likely to be no shortage of material to drawn upon.

The final season of 'House Of Cards' is expected to return later this year.