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'House of Cards' Final Season Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey

'House of Cards' Final Season Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos said, the final season of the political drama will be a mere eight episodes and will not feature the 58-year-old actor.

On the heels of numerous allegations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey, which led to the actor being fired from the series, Netflix announced on Monday that the final season of "House of Cards" would continue with Robin Wright leading the way as new president Claire Underwood.

Netflix must be praised for its decision to fire Spacey without hesitation after the Hollywood veteran was caught up in a post-Weinstein storm of sexual assault allegations.

"We have made an arrangement to produce six seasons of "House of Cards".

However, while previous seasons of House of Cards had 13 episodes, the sixth season and final season will have only eight.

Spacey was alleged to have made sexual advances towards actor Anthony Rapp back in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

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"We are excited to bring closure to fans", Sarandos said.

In the Michael Dobbs book that inspired the streaming giant's series, the character of Frank Underwood dies, so it is speculated that he will be written out off screen before the beginning of the upcoming series.

The programme is massively popular on Netflix, and was one of the streaming service's first "originals" - it seems doubtful that producers will allow such a lucrative show to simply fade away.

Netflix has confirmed that House Of Cards will resume production in the early part of 2018.

The Old Vic has said that an internal investigation found 20 people claimed they had been the victims of inappropriate behaviour by Spacey.


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