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‘House of Cards’ to Continue Without Kevin Spacey

The Upcoming Final Season of the Netflix Drama Will Consist of 8 Episodes

Netflix has decided to resume filming on “House of Cards,” its first scripted drama, after shutting down production following the sexual allegations against series star Kevin Spacey. According to Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos, the series will go back into production in early 2018 without Spacey. His character, Frank Underwood, is expected to be killed off.

Following the scandal, Netflix announced that the upcoming sixth season would the show’s last and that Spacey would no longer be a part of the project. The eight-episode final season will now be lead by Robin Wright, who stars as Claire Underwood.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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