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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Not that there was any doubt in the minds of many fans, there will, in fact, be a final season of the Netflix original series, House of Cards, Ted Sarandos revealed at USBS’s Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

Of course, as previously reported, Kevin Spacey will not be involved with the production, and instead, actor Robin Wright will be at the center of the eight-episode final season, which will “bring closure of the show for fans.”

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What is new here is the episode count. The show is traditionally a 13-episode season show, and prior to the accusations against Spacey, it’s likely Season 6 would follow suit.

Additionally, prior to accusations, they had already finished shooting two episodes. It hadn’t been known whether or not they would be using those two in-the-can episodes, and then moving forward without him. Now, it sounds like Season 6 has started from scratch, and will enter production anew next year.

This reshuffling all comes in response to accusations of sexual misconduct against Kevin Spacey. The initial allegations were made by actor Anthony Rapp, who recounted Spacey making unwanted moves on him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Many others have since come out against Spacey, and Netflix has been quick to distance themselves from the actor.

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • TheOct8pus

    Maybe they can pull a “chef” like on South Park, and have a CGI Kevin Spacey voiced by old Spacey soundbites who gets horribly killed off in the first episode. I would tune in to see that. Once he’s dead, I think the series will just be a huge bore…I hope at least that all the terrible shit done by Frank and Claire Underwood comes out. Maybe she ends up in jail at the end…most likely she’ll end up on the throne.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer’s always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he’s always been something of a story junkie.