Well, it looks like production of Netflix’s sixth and final season of House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely, Deadline reports. In a joint statement to the outlet, MRC and Netflix said:
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.”
This announcement comes a day after Netflix stated that Season 6 would be the last for the political drama. This seemed to come as a result of allegations of unwanted sexual advances from its star Kevin Spacey, but it was unclear this was a premeditated ending. One thing is clear, however — that them suspending the show’s production is very much a result of these allegations.
So what does this mean for House of Cards? Are they just taking time to address concerns to the cast and crew, or could this perhaps mean that Netflix is contemplating canceling Season 6 altogether? Admittedly, I was a bit surprised they didn’t do so to begin with, but given that they’re already waist-deep in production, it makes sense that Netflix wouldn’t want to throw their investment completely into the wind.
We’ll have to wait and see what the end result is, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up shutting down the show completely. After all, these allegations certainly have to make for an awkward atmosphere on set.
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