'House Of Cards' Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey And Star Robin Wright

Wright plays Claire Underwood, the spouse of Frank Underwood, the convincing and murderous politician portrayed by Spacey. It was considered likely that Spacey would be written out of the show. Netflix and Media Rights Capital are yet to comment on the reports. Others blamed him for "cast and crew who now need to find new jobs to feed their families and pay their bills".

Production on the show halted in October following the sexual harassment and assault allegations against its star Kevin Spacey.

The future of one of Netflix's most popular programs has been in question since Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp went public with allegations that Spacey had made advances on the younger actor when he was 14 years old.

Today, Netflix announced (via Variety) that House of Cards Season 6 filming will resume in early 2018 with an eight-episode final season as opposed to the usual 13.

Ted Sarandos is promising a conclusion to the "House of Cards" story.

The Chief Content Officer for the movie streaming service said that the eight-episode arc will "bring closure" for fans of the shrewd political series.

House of Cards was Netflix's first original series order. In its first five seasons, it nabbed 46 Emmy nominations and six wins. A number of options were posed-including killing off Spacey's Frank Underwood-but it marked a hard task as Spacey was the lead of the Netflix series.

The decision to move forward without Spacey comes after director Ridley Scott, in a monumental move, removed Spacey from his completed feature All the Money in the World within weeks of its theatrical debut.

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