Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

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

It was announced in an official statement by Netflix that the company would no longer be affiliated with the once, critically-acclaimed actor following the on-going accusations against him.

Sarandos spoke about "House of Cards" at USB's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY.

During a conference today, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that the show will continue and that the upcoming season has been reworked to have Claire Underwood at the centre of the show.

The political thriller - produced in Baltimore by Media Rights Capital (MRC) - was the streaming site's first real hit show.

There's no word on when Season 6 will premiere but given the delay, it might not be complete until Fall or Winter 2018.

It's not yet clear how Frank Underwood's absence will be explained within the narrative.

It has also been revealed that the sixth season will be exclusively based on Robin Wright's character, Claire Underwood.

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Wright has won a Golden Globe for her role, and earned five Emmy nominations. "We were really excited we could get to an agreement... for the conclusion of the show", Sarandos said at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY.

Previously, as Newsweek notes, staff had been uncertain about their future.

"These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways none of us could have foreseen".

All the cast and crew faced the possibility of losing their jobs. Season six was already set to be House of Cards' last before the allegations broke.

Now, with the final season slated for production, some 2,000 production staffers will be able to return to work, according to the Guardian.

Following Rapp's allegation, Spacey said in a post on Twitter he does not remember the alleged incident.

Meanwhile, Spacey has also been edited out of completed Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World.

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