Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

House of Cards to resume production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

Netflix Chief There Will Be More 'House of Cards' House of Cards to resume production in 2018 without Kevin Spacey
Stacy Diaz | 04 December, 2017, 20:22

The sixth season of the USA political drama, which starred the 58-year-old as a fictional president, was originally expected to air in mid-2018.

After Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault by numerous men, many House of Cards fans wondered what would happen to the hit Netflix show after production on the series was shut down in light of the allegations against Spacey, who starred as Frank Underwood in the series.

The chief content officer for Netflix told the audience at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY on Monday that season 6 of the streaming giant's landmark show will happen. Robin Wright will take the spotlight in the new chapter, which is set to be the show's last.

Netflix suspended production of the show on October 31, after the first allegations of sexual misconduct against star Space surface. Judging by Sarandos' announcement, the suspension is likely to continue until early 2018.

Netflix's investigation followed a report from Buzzfeed in late October, which detailed accusations of Spacey sexually harassing Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14.

"Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey". There is no word yet on when the final season of House of Cards will debut. Since then, rumors have floated that Netflix was considering a spinoff series rather than move forward with its flagship show.