Kevin Spacey believes that House of Cards charts the course for the future of politics, in a way predicting what might happen.
In a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Spacey dished about the the show and how he felt the writing was kind of prescient. With the way the run up to the presidential elections has been so far, especially with the inclusion of Trump, most publications have been commenting about how House of Cards doesn't seem all that farfetched anymore. Colbert brought this up with Spacey saying, "It's particularly prophetic this year, because this year which was a year ago, has a contested convention in it," he said. "Does that spook anybody that the show seems predictive?"
Spacey added that this has "happened every season," and just "before the show airs, something that we have done, happens in real life." He went on to say that they think that people might assume that "they've ripped it from the headlines but in fact it's been the other way around."
The actor went on to be very hopeful, adding that they should actually start using the show to manifest constructive actions in real life.
"So we've decided that the thing that we should do is write something into the show that will be really awesome to have happen," Spacey said. He went on to give the example of say putting $965 billion in the national endowment of the arts.
Season 4 of House of Cards premiered on March 4, and the Netflix series has been renewed for another chapter.
Watch the bit on The Late Show with Colbert: