House of Cards to resume filming in 2018 without Kevin Spacey

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The final season of Netflix's show "House of Cards" is set for a 2018 release without Kevin Spacey.

The Metropolitan Police is investigating two claims of sexual assault against Spacey, while London's Old Vic theatre says it has received 20 allegations of inappropriate behaviour against him.

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos announced Monday morning that the streaming service's flagship series would return for a shortened eight-episode final season, but without Kevin Spacey. He announced there will be eight episodes in the next season and that they will be produced in 2018.

"We're very excited we were able to come to a good creative conclusion to the show", Sarandos told investors.

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A HOUSE OF CARDS spin-off series is also under consideration. Now the show will continue with Robin Wright in the lead and give everyone involved a satisfying ending. Each of the previous season have comprised 13 episodes. The crew has continued to be paid while the show has been on hiatus. "The way to do that is having a lot of variety, and executing in multiple genres at a high level", Sarandos said, noting Netflix has made forays into unscripted shows and stand-up specials. In addition, Netflix will ramp up local-language productions, targeting 30 global scripted series around the world in 2018.

The fate of House of Cards, the political drama starring Spacey as scheming politician Frank Underwood, was initially unclear.

As has learned, Netflix chose to keep their popular show running, yet the plot of the next season has been entirely changed. However, production of that sixth season was left in question after additional accusations rolled in, and some fans anxious that Netflix would cancel the show without wrapping it up.