'House of Cards' production to resume in 2018

Abbreviated 'House Of Cards' Season 6 Sans Kevin Spacey Is A Go, Netflix's Ted Sarandos Says

Netflix is resuming production of flagship show House of Cards for one final season. The production for the sixth season will reportedly start around the beginning of 2018 and will be the final season for the show.

The final season, which will have eight episodes, was planned before the bombshell allegations against Spacey. Each of the previous season have comprised 13 episodes.

"While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey's behavior on the set of 'House of Cards, ' he has been suspended, effective immediately".

The hit series, which focuses on political dealmaking in Washington, D.C., has provided 2,000 jobs to people in the Baltimore area where it is shot, Variety reported. "It will star Robin Wright".

Content chief at Netflix, Ted Sarandos, said that Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood, will be elevated to the central role in the series.

What do you think about this decision for House of Cards season 6? That hiatus has now been extended until the new year.

"There's a amusing debate over whether a movie for Netflix is really a movie, " Sarandos said.

For most movies, theatrical release is a "lousy business", he said. He said he's hopeful theaters would screen a movie like "Bright", the Will Smith cop movie directed by David Ayer set for December 22 release, "because people want to go out on Friday night". Netflix has halted production of the series shortly following the first accusation, and it was soon confirmed that the sixth season would be the last.

"We've been careful to not become a one-brand network".

After the reports began to surface in late October, Netflix announced it was cutting ties with the actor.

The sixth season of the U.S. political drama, which starred the 58-year-old as a fictional president, was originally expected to air in mid-2018.

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