House of Cards to resume production for final season without Kevin Spacey

House of Cards to resume production for final season without Kevin Spacey

House of Cards to resume production for final season without Kevin Spacey

And when the cast and crew return to set in 2018, they'll be shooting just eight episodes - a significant cut from the 13 episodes that were included in season 5.

We've always been huge fans of Claire Underwood's character and have been championing her as the real star of the show for a number of years.

"We were really excited we could get to an agreement... for the conclusion of the show", he added.

Media Rights Capital produces House of Cards and licenses the show to Netflix. Production on the political drama had been suspended in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Spacey. Since then, numerous allegations against the Oscar-winning actor have surfaced.

During a conference today, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that the show will continue and that the upcoming season has been reworked to have Claire Underwood at the centre of the show.

Netflix Inc severed ties in November with Spacey, one of its biggest stars who played fictional USA president Frank Underwood in "House of Cards", after accusations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address in front of an image of actor Kevin Spacey from 'House of Cards' at CES 2016 at The Venetian Las Vegas
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The sixth season of the United States political drama, which starred the 58-year-old as a fictional president, was originally expected to air in mid-2018.

House of Cards season 6 is still going to happen on Netflix; however, it's not going to be anywhere near as substantial as it was first planned.

The actor was also executive producer of the flagship Netflix series, which is adapted from a BBC drama of the same name and has earned seven Emmy awards on more than 50 nominations.

Production on House of Cards will resume in January in Baltimore.

Spacey is now under criminal investigation in Nantucket, Mass., in connection with an allegation that he groped a 19-year-old man in a bar in the summer of 2016.

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