The on again, off again saga of Netflix series House of Cards post Kevin Spacey allegations takes another move forward this week with the streaming network announcing that it will in fact be continuing production in 2018 on the sixth and final season of the political drama. Without Kevin Spacey.
The series will now focus on Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, as she attempts to become president of the United States. There will be just 8 episodes instead of the usual 13 but it will at least give the show’s large fan base a proper sense of closure. No word yet on how Spacey will be written out of the series or how much needs to be re-edited or re-shot (production on the season was already well under way when the scandal broke) but Spacey’s character President Frank Underwood has suffered ill-health and an assassination attempt so don’t be surprised to see the season open with his funeral.
Netflix’s chief content officerTed Sarandos made the announcement of the show’s return at UBS’s Global Media and Communications Conference in New York saying “we are really excited about being able to bring some closure for the fans.”
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