Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Entertaiment | By Kelly Sanders

House of Cards to resume production - without Kevin Spacey

House of Cards to resume production - without Kevin Spacey

Good riddance, Frank Underwood.

"House of Cards" production for its sixth and final season will resume in early 2018 without Kevin Spacey after allegations of sexual misconduct emerged against the actor in recent months, a report said on Monday. The "Star Trek: Discovery" actor said Spacey made unwanted moves on him in his NY apartment in 1986, when Rapp was a 14-year-old stage actor. Spacey apologized, though he said he does not remember the alleged incident; he also chose to "seek evaluation and treatment". Several men have since accused the actor of sexual misconduct and Spacey is the subject of multiple investigations. Sarandos said he was particularly pleased to have reached the deal for the team of 370 people who directly work on the show and for "the 2000 people in Baltimore" who have jobs working on Cards. To which we say: finally.

No doubt interest will be high once House of Cards Season 6 premieres to see exactly how the show addresses Frank Underwood's absence, but I'd be surprised if they found a "graceful" way to write him out of the show.

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In November, Netflix said it wouldn't be involved with the series if Spacey remained. Conveniently enough, the fifth season of the show ended with Wright's character looking into the camera and declaring, "My turn".

The fate of Netflix hit House Of Cards became uncertain after sexual abuse allegation against lead actor Kevin Spacey caused producers to put shooting of the show on an indefinite hiatus. It doesn't seem like it will be particularly hard for the writers to tip the main narrative fully in Claire's direction-though how they'll manage to explain away Frank's absence is another issue entirely.

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