Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

House of Cards to resume production - without Kevin Spacey

House of Cards to resume production - without Kevin Spacey

"It will start production in early 2018 and it will not involve Kevin Spacey", Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said at a UBS media conference. The show will have eight more episodes without Wright's co-star, Kevin Spacey. The final season was originally supposed to run 13 episodes.

Chief content officer Ted Sarandos spoke at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY and said: "We were really excited we could get to an agreement" to provide "closure to fans". 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.

Spacey apologized to actor Anthony Rapp, who had accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14. Spacey was 26 at the time of the alleged incident.

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Spacey has been the subject of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, assault and harassment, including allegations made by crew on the Netflix show. They later said on November 26 it will be extending the hiatus through December 8.

The move comes after claims of sexual misconduct were made against Spacey, claims that have multiplied and forced Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital to halt production on the show and potentially to cancel it outright. Production on the first two episodes had already been completed and a table read for episode three was on the schedule. At the end of season five, the series had diverted focus on Wright's character, who was sworn in as the US president.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

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