'House of Cards' to resume minus star Kevin Spacey

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"We're really excited about bringing some closure to the show for fans", chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos said via Variety. The news is the first confirmed update since it was announced Kevin Spacey would no longer be involved following multiple sexual harassment and abuse allegations. "It'll be an eight episode season that'll start production early '18, and it will not involve Kevin Spacey".

Netflix has optednotto pull the plug on House of Cards in the wake of Kevin Spacey's abrupt termination and will instead refocus the series' sixth and final season around Robin Wright's Claire Underwood.

It's not clear how Spacey's Frank Underwood will be written out, but all signs point to the character suffering an off screen death. How will they write Spacey out of the script but keep the storyline going?

Netflix has chose to move forward with the final season of "House of Cards" without Kevin Spacey, a source familiar with the decision tells CNN.




The final season was originally billed as 13 episodes, with production already having been completed on the initial two at the time Spacey's scandal ignited.

Spacey issued a statement claiming he did not recall the alleged incident with Rapp, but he apologized for what he said would have been "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior". 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. Producer Media Rights Capital suspended him.

Now "House of Cards" will move ahead for the final season but there could still be more as a couple of spinoffs are currently in the works that may eventually get picked up at Netflix in the future.

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