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Netflix 'House of Cards' to resume without Kevin Spacey

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Andrew Cummings | 06 December, 2017, 00:54

Netflix announced in November that the sixth season of House of Cards would be its last. The show was suspended indefinitely in October when Anthony Rapp came forward with allegations that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was 14 years old. We now know, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the final season will not only star Wright and write out Spacey in a unusual case of life imitating art, but that the sixth season will be a slim eight episodes, with production set to start in early 2018. Work on the show had been halted following allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey.

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

"We're really excited about bringing some closure to the show for fans", chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos said via Variety.

"We're really excited about bringing some closure to the show for fans", said Sarandos, speaking Monday at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY. It will focus on Robin Wright's character. How will they write Spacey out of the script but keep the storyline going?

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Rumours have swirled for weeks about how the final season might play out, with Netflix having axed Spacey from all promotional materials on its website.

First elements of response, with the announcement of a Kevin Spacey totally absent from the season. The fifth season of House of Cards also, luckily, ended by hinting that Claire might be taking charge of things instead of Frank.

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.

It will not feature its star, Kevin Spacey, who was sacked by the company following sexual harassment and assault allegations in October.

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