Netflix Confirms House of Cards Final Season Will Not Include Kevin Spacey

Oscar Cross
December 5, 2017

This sixth installment, which will be shorter than usual, with only eight chapters (compared to 13 last seasons), try to give "a closure to series for fans" and return to work to approximately 2,000 people involved in some way in series, as has been said in UBS Global Communications and media conference in NY. It will be an eight-episode season. "We're really excited about bringing some closure to the show for fans", Sarandos said.

For a landmark show like House of Cards, embroiled in a conflict, that is about as good as we could've hoped for. Now, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has confirmed that it will indeed be Claire's turn in the spotlight, as production is set to resume next year, sans Frank Underwood. Perhaps, more importantly, it means 2,000 people who work in the Baltimore area will continue to have work and not be punished for the misconduct of one person.

After the reports began to surface in late October, Netflix announced it was cutting ties with the actor. Spacey was officially suspended from the show early last month. The 200-member crew of the hit drama has been on a paid hiatus since early November as Netflix and Media Rights Capital tried to sort out the future of the show without its star.

Sarandos spoke about "House of Cards" at USB's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY. Now production will remain on hiatus into the new year. A number of options were posed-including killing off Spacey's Frank Underwood-but it marked a hard task as Spacey was the lead of the Netflix series. There is no word yet on when the final season of House of Cards will debut.

Following Rapp's allegation, Spacey said in a post on Twitter he does not remember the alleged incident.

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