'House of Cards' Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey

'House of Cards' Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey

'House of Cards' Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey

"[The last season] will bring closure of the show for fans", said Netflix president Ted Sarandos, at a UBS conference, according to Deadline.

Netflix has reached an agreement to make a sixth and final season of its hit House of Cards.

Taping of the political drama was halted in October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Kevin Spacey. Judging by Sarandos' announcement, the suspension is likely to continue until early 2018.

Netflix previously announced it "will not be involved with any further production of House Of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey" after initial allegations were made about him by actor Anthony Rapp.

Wright plays Claire Underwood, who started out as a less central figure on the show than her husband.

It was announced in an official statement by Netflix that the company would no longer be affiliated with the once, critically-acclaimed actor following the on-going accusations against him.

Variety reported last month that producers were contemplating killing off Spacey's character, the devious political animal Frank Underwood, to focus on Wright's Claire Underwood as a way to salvage season six. The streaming giant similarly decided not to move forward with a film starring Spacey as Gore Vidal.

Spacey reportedly will not appear in any of the episodes, even though the final season was two weeks into shooting.

A representative for Spacey did not respond to a request for comment. After initially filming the movie with Spacey as J. Paul Getty, director Ridley Scott re-shot those scenes with actor Christopher Plummer in the role instead.

There have also been rumours recently that Netflix will launch a house of Cards spinoff.

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