Boy, it has been a rollercoaster for the Netflix show House of Cards. Not as up and down as the Ben Affleck and Batman saga, but pretty close.
After accusations and claims of sexual assault and improper behavior against series star Kevin Spacey came out in the midst of several other accusations from many throughout Hollywood, Netflix originally shut down production on the upcoming sixth season of House of Cards, but then Spacey was let go from the show and the future of the series seemed bleak.
Well, good news, the sixth and final season of the political drama/thriller is set to resume production very soon in early 2018 with an 8-episode order to focus on the wife of Spacey’s character, Claire Underwood.
Speaking about the decision, Netflix CCO Ted Sarandos said:
It’ll be an eight-episode season that’ll start production early ’18, and it will not involve Kevin Spacey. It will star Robin Wright and we’re really excited about bringing some closure to the show for fans.
SPOILER WARNING AHEAD: Do not read if you have not watched the fifth season of House of Cards.
Though this news also doesn’t feel so surprising given the ending events of the season with the impeachment of Frank and Clarie’s ascension to the presidency, it already felt like Frank was going to become an afterthought before the bombshells dropped.
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