‘House of Cards’ to Resume Production in 2018 Without Star Kevin Spacey

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House of Cards will be returning for its final season without star Kevin Spacey.   The drama series will resume production in early 2018 on an eight-episode sixth season that will star Robin Wright, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos announced Monday morning.

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“We are excited to bring closure to fans,” he said, acknowledging the work of the production crew whose jobs have been up in the air after multiple people accused Spacey of sexual assault.

 

The decision finalized what has been expected ever since producer Media Rights Capital shut down production on the show in November following reports of sexual misconduct against Spacey, who plays Frank Underwood in the series. It was considered likely that Spacey would be written out of the show.

 

On Nov. 26, Media Rights Capital announced that it had extended its production hiatus for another two weeks until Dec. 8. Now it appears that the hiatus will continue until early next year. Netflix announced in November that the sixth season of House of Cards would be its last.

The decision to move forward without Spacey comes after director Ridley Scott, in a monumental move, removed Spacey from his completed feature All the Money in the World within weeks of its theatrical debut. Christopher Plummer will take over Spacey’s role as J. Paul Getty in the feature, due in theaters Dec. 22. Spacey was also removed from CBS’ Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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