House of Cards to Resume Production in 2018 with Shorter Season

Danny Woods
December 5, 2017

"Netflix's version of House of Cards, which Spacey helped develop as an executive producer, was the first big original series hit for the streaming service after its 2013 debut", Eric notes.

"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 sixth season had already been announced as the series' last, and now the final eight episodes-down from the show's usual 13-per-season-should give enough time for the writers to wrap up the characters' storylines now with Robin Wright as the series' lead.

Indie Wire reported that the six season will end with focus exclusively on Robin Wright's character, Claire Underwood, according to Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos. They want to keep the show going and it's understandable that this is something they would want - House of Cards employs many people and you want to see these people in the Baltimore area have work a little while longer.

Following allegations against Spacey, the streaming company suspended production of the upcoming sixth and final season of the show, in which Spacey plays a corrupt USA president, and said the series would be cancelled.

Sarandos also reportedly added that Season 6 will contain eight episodes.

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We've always been huge fans of Claire Underwood's character and have been championing her as the real star of the show for a number of years. The crew has continued to be paid while the show has been on hiatus.

Netflix Chief Content Office Ted Sarandos told a conference Monday of the decision, Variety reported.

Production of the series will resume in January.

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

As has learned, Netflix chose to keep their popular show running, yet the plot of the next season has been entirely changed.

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