Hit Netflix series “House of Cards” will return for a shortened sixth season, and without embattled star Kevin Spacey. Deadline reported the news on Monday morning.
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos confirmed the sixth season, which will be eight episodes, is the final season for the award-winning series. Fans expressed hope that the show would focus on co-star Robin Wright, and it appears they will get their wish.
Sarandos addressed UBS’s Global Media and Communications Conference, stating that the final season “bring closure of the show for fans.”
Netflix immediately halted production in Baltimore in October when “Star Trek: Discovery” star Anthony Rapp accused the Academy Award-winner of sexual impropriety. The allegation triggered an investigation on the set of “House of Cards” the following day. That investigation revealed that many members of the cast and crew felt Spacey created a hostile work environment. As a result, Spacey was fired from the series while showrunners decided on how to proceed.
The allegations also caused Netflix to cancel “Gore,” a planned mini-series in which Spacey was set to play Gore Vidal.
“House of Cards” will resume production on or around December 8. The eight-episode final season is expected in the spring.
There is no news yet on whether Netflix still plans to move forward with a previously announced spin-off.