Netflix has confirmed House of Cards will resume production without disgraced star Kevin Spacey.
Robin Wright will lead the sixth and final season, which was halted falling the recent headlines surrounding Spacey. 8 episodes will screen, down from 13 last season.
Writing out Frank Underwood will not be a problem given that in the Michael Dobbs book that inspired the UK original, Frank’s character dies, and feeds into the conclusion of season 5.
“We are excited to bring closure to fans,” Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos announced.
The news also gives certainty to the hundreds of production jobs associated with the show, all of which were hanging in the balance as Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital shut down production.
Meanwhile director Ridley Scott has already replaced Spacey in the film All the Money in the World with Christopher Plummer, due for release on December 22nd.
House of Cards will resume production in early 2018.
Source: Hollywood Reporter