‘House of Cards’ Season 6 Officially Going Ahead without Kevin Spacey

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House of Cards will be getting an ending.

The acclaimed Netflix series hit quite the roadblock when accusations of sexual harassment and troubling behaviour were aimed at lead actor and executive producer Kevin Spacey.

Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp went public with allegations that Spacey made inappropriate sexual advances towards him in 1986 – at a party when Rapp was 14. Around a week later came news that eight Netflix employees were also accusing Spacey of harassment, this time on the set of House of Cards.

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” said a Netflix spokesman at the time.

The streaming giant has now announced that the show’s planned sixth season will indeed be going ahead, and it will be the show’s last.

“We’re really excited about bringing some closure to the show for fans,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said at UBS’s Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

According to Variety, Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood in the political drama, will be leading the final season without Spacey. The season will hold eights episodes; all previous seasons have held thirteen.

Production on House of Cards is expected to resume in early 2018. The cast and crew have continued to be paid during the break.

Image credit: David Giesbrecht / Netflix

Image credit: David Giesbrecht / Netflix

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