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'House of Cards' production will start in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

'House of Cards' production will start in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

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.

The sixth and final season of the popular series will feature a lead role for Robin Wright, who plays the wife of Spacey's character. "We are excited to bring closure to fans", he said.

Netflix put the award-winning political thriller series on hold in response to the slew of allegations against Spacey, a two-time Oscar victor accused of attempting to rape a teenage boy and of a pattern of harassment towards younger, male colleagues - including on the set of House of Cards.

Netflix fired Spacey in November after the first allegations of sexual misconduct against him surfaced in late October when Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp said Spacey had made sexual moves on him in his NY apartment in 1986, when Rapp was 14.

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Production will resume in early 2018, the source said. Sarandos said that he was glad that Netflix was able to reach a deal for the "2,000 people in Baltimore" who work on the series. Since then, numerous allegations against the Oscar-winning actor have surfaced.

After Rapp's confession, 46, various other men came forward to accuse Spacey of sexual harassment and misconduct. "We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey", the statement read.

Home sweet home! House Of Cards will begin shooting without star Kevin Spacey in early 2018. Now production will remain on hiatus into the new year. There is no word yet on when the final season of House of Cards will debut.

Spacey has said that he owed Rapp "the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior".