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Netflix political drama House Of Cards will resume production for its final season next year – but without lead actor Kevin Spacey.
The 58-year-old actor, who plays Frank Underwood in the hit series, has been the subject of a sexual harassment scandal, with multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, assault and harassment in recent weeks.
Following the claims, Spacey issued a statement, saying that he was “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment”.
Now, Netflix has announced that the final season of House of Cards will start production in 2018 – and won’t star Spacey.
“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.
“It will be an eight-episode season. It will start production in early 2018 and it will not involve Kevin Spacey.”
Sarandos went on to say that the final season would star Robin Wright in the lead.
She has co-starred with Spacey in the last five seasons of the hit political drama, which first hit our screens in 2013.