House of Cards is an American political thriller streaming television series created by Beau Willimon for Netflix. It is an adaptation of the 1990 BBC series of the same name created by Andrew Davies. It is based on the 1989 novel of the same name by Michael Dobbs. The first five seasons started Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood but he was fired after Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of committing sexual assault against him when Rapp was 14 years old. So in the sixth season, Claire Underwood played by Robin Wright was the new protagonist.