Netflix is set to resume production on House of Cards’ sixth and final season early next year, with the streaming giant confirming that Kevin Spacey will not be involved.
As reported by Variety, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed that an agreement has been made to move forward with production in early 2018. “We were really excited we could get to an agreement … for the conclusion of the show,” Sarandos said at UBS’s Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.
Previously, Netflix had suspended production on Season 6 earlier this year in the wake of sexual assault and harassment claims made against Spacey. At the time, Netflix said it would “review the current situation” with its partners at Media Rights Capital (MRC), as well as the rest of the cast and crew of the show.
House of Cards Season 6 will contain eight episodes and focus primarily on Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood.