"House of cards" to resume production next year without Kevin Spacey

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Media Rights Capital produces House of Cards and licenses the show to Netflix.

The political drama was put on hold in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against the Oscar-winning actor.

The shorter, eight episode season will be a marked contrast from the 13 episodes in all previous seasons.

Sarandos added he was thrilled to have been able to reach the deal for the 370 people who directly work on the popular series and "the 2,000 people in Baltimore" who have jobs working for "HOC". Deadline reports that it will be an abridged season of eight-episodes used to wrap things up in a satisfying manner.

Originally House of Cards was allegedly going to being production on its finale season right after Thanksgiving, but after numerous allegations made against star Kevin Spacey, the show had to make massive changes to the script and direction of the final season.


Last week producers had informed the cast and crew that the hiatus on season six would be extended through December 8th, and that the crew will continue to be paid during the break.

Netflix's content chief Ted Sarandos announced "House of Cards" will carry on, with Robin Wright as the focal point.

Production of the series will resume in January. The fifth season of the drama ended with her character taking over as USA president.

Following Rapp's allegation, Spacey said in a post on Twitter he does not remember the alleged incident. However, production of that sixth season was left in question after additional accusations rolled in, and some fans anxious that Netflix would cancel the show without wrapping it up. The show was about two weeks into filming the new season.

For The Crown, the Queen Elizabeth II series whose first season reportedly had a $170 million budget, "almost all the press was about how much it cost", Sarandos said.

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