House of Cards begins shooting season 6 without Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright will be the new lead

Hit TV show House Of Cards has begun taping for the upcoming sixth and final season, without Kevin Spacey.

tv Updated: Dec 05, 2017 08:57 IST
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Robin Wright will take over the show as the lead in the upcoming final season of the show.(NETFLIX)

Production is resuming next year on the sixth and final season of House of Cards. Taping of the political drama was halted in October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Kevin Spacey.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told a conference Monday of the decision, Variety reported. In November, Netflix said it wouldn’t be involved with the series if Spacey remained. Producer Media Rights Capital suspended him.

The release date for the upcoming season has still not been revealed.

The eight-episode season will focus on co-star Robin Wright. No release date has been announced.

Netflix has said the decision to end the series was made before Spacey was accused by actor Anthony Rapp of sexual misconduct when he was a teen in 1986. Spacey said he didn’t recall it and took the opportunity to come out as a gay man. However, several more allegations by other men soon followed.

Spacey’s rep has said he is seeking unspecified treatment.

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First Published: Dec 05, 2017 08:41 IST