House of Cards production to resume without Spacey

Posted December 06, 2017

Actor Anthony Rapp feels "gratified" by the response he has received after coming forward with sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey. "We're excited for the 370 people who make "House of Cards" and have done the best work of their lives on that show; for the 2,000 people in Baltimore who have come to depend on that show for their jobs".

The final season of "House of Cards" will resume production in 2018 without actor Kevin Spacey.

The Hollywood Reporter said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos had announced that production on the popular political drama - put on hold in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment made against Spacey - would resume.

A publicist for Wright was not immediately available for comment. The accusations involve episodes as recent as 2016, when he is alleged to have sexually assaulted an 18-year-old at a bar on Nantucket, Massachusetts. We now know, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the final season will not only star Wright and write out Spacey in a odd case of life imitating art, but that the sixth season will be a slim eight episodes, with production set to start in early 2018.

Netflix announced the show's sixth season would be its last days after the first round of allegations surfaced.

For those mourning the loss of a Frank Underwood gone too soon, don't fret.

According to reports, the series will now be centered on Robin Wright's Claire Underwood, the wife of Spacey's character.

Now "House of Cards" will move ahead for the final season but there could still be more as a couple of spinoffs are currently in the works that may eventually get picked up at Netflix in the future.