Over 32,000 people have signed a petition to have Kevin James take over a major role in House of Cards. After Netflix cut ties with Kevin Spacey last week, the future of the show was left in limbo. A new petition on Change.org seems to have the solution.
The popular Netflix show will end after the upcoming sixth season, but how the show will go on without Spacey remains to be seen. While some feel Robin Wright can carry the show on her own, others are suggesting a funnier solution.
The Change.org petition was started this past Thursday by Robbie Pym of Australia. Pym directs the petition toward Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings. According to the petition’s description, adding Kevin James would take House of Cards from being a great show, to “the greatest show.”
Pym feels James can elevate House of Cards to the level of Game of Thrones by adding the Kevin Can Wait actor.
Two days after creation, the petition only had 1,500 signatures and is now averaging a few hundred more signees per hour. At the time of this publication, 32,530 people have agreed with the cause by lending their signature.
One commenter on the petition described James as “a national treasure,” and since both men shared the same first name, the decision makes sense. Other’s called the potential casting a “no-brainer,” claiming James is “the hero we all deserve.”
If experience is an issue, James has portrayed a political figure before. In the Adam Sandler comedy, Pixels, the 52-year-old played President of the United States. He also held mild authority in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and it’s sequel.
Spacey was officially given the boot from House of Cards last week, and production of Season 6 was shut down. According to The Verge, producers of the show are considering killing off Frank Underwood, which would put a damper on the petition.
More than 30,000 people want Kevin James to replace Kevin Spacey on 'House of Cards'. https://t.co/Am8VIR1eGe— VICE (@VICE) November 7, 2017
However, House of Cards could follow Kevin Can Wait‘s lead of killing off a character and replacing them with a completely new actor. The show is doing better than ever after adding Leah Remini to the cast. For now, signers of the petition will have to watch James every Monday night on CBS.
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