House of Cards production to resume without Spacey

With Kevin Spacey out final ‘House of Cards’ season will lead with Robin Wright

The season will be eight episodes, shorter than the show's traditional 13. Taping of the political drama was halted in October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Spacey.

Netflix has announced production on the sixth season of House of Cards will resume early next year - without Kevin Spacey.

At this time, scripts are still being produced before the show kicks back into production but the leading theory is that Spacey's character, disgraced president Frank Underwood, will be written off the show with some sort of off screen death.

Netflix has chose to resume filming on House of Cards. In the second half of his post, Spacey wrote, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man".


Last week MRC producers had informed "House of Cards" cast and crew that the hiatus on season 6 would be extended through December 8 and that the crew will continue to be paid during the break. Production on the first two episodes had already been completed and a table read for episode three was on the schedule. Rapp said recently that he's experienced some backlash for going public with his accusations against Spacey, including from some House of Cards fans who had criticized Rapp for putting House of Cards' employees out of work indefinitely.

House of Cards was too big of a hit to simply bail out on it, so the team has clearly had to make adjustments.

House of Cards was Netflix's first original series order.

It will not feature its star, Kevin Spacey, who was sacked by the company following sexual harassment and assault allegations in October. Spacey was also removed from CBS' Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special.

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