Today, Netflix announced (via Variety) that House of Cards Season 6 filming will resume in early 2018 with an eight-episode final season as opposed to the usual 13. But Netflix's decision appears to be the first instance of an alleged predator being replaced by a woman.
House of Cards is getting back on track, but without Kevin Spacey. Season six was already set to be House of Cards' last before the allegations broke. While we don't know how Spacey's Frank will be written off the show, all signs seem to point to him being killed off-screen, something which is sure to have ramifications throughout the final season. "I wanted you to be the president", Frank tells his wife. The streaming giant similarly decided not to move forward with a film starring Spacey as Gore Vidal.
Spacey was sacked from the show soon after, and writers have been working on reshaping the show's sixth and last season during the production hiatus. The news was confirmed by the company's Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos on stage at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference this morning in New York City.
HOUSE OF CARDS premiered in 2013 and went on to be nominated for over 50 Primetime Emmy nominations over the years. CNN reported in November that an abrupt end to the show would "hammer" the local economy and eliminate 2,000 jobs.