"House of Cards" Will Continue-Just Without Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

"We were really excited we could get to an agreement... for the conclusion of the show", Sarandos said Monday, according to Variety. Deadline reports that it will be an abridged season of eight-episodes used to wrap things up in a satisfying manner.

"We have made an arrangement to produce six seasons of "House of Cards"," Netflix's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said at a UBS media conference.

Filming on the sixth and final season of the political drama was halted last month (Nov17) following claims Spacey had sexually harassed several co-workers on the show. 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. Robin Wright, who plays the president's wife Claire Underwood, will assume the lead role.

It is not known when the final season will air nor what the current status of any spin-off might be. That hiatus has now been extended until the new year. "The question is, can you shake up the market enough for big event movies to be only on Netflix?"

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Current and former employees who worked on House of Cards told CNN that Spacey would target young men on the production team with "nonconsensual touching and crude comments".

"We've been careful to not become a one-brand network". In light of Spacey's sexual harassment scandal, his character on the series will likely suffer an off-screen death, and the storyline will be altered to focus on Robin Wright's Claire Underwood.

Finding a way forward for Season 6 was not only important so that fans could have closure, but also so those on the crew of House of Cards would still have jobs.

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