After weeks of suspension, it looks like Media Rights Capital will finally be moving forward with the production of the sixth and final season of the Netflix original series, House of Cards.
In a letter obtained by the outlet TVLine, it was revealed that the crew of the show will be getting paid an additional two weeks vacation, and that production will begin some time after December 8, 2017. The letter is an incredibly empathetic one, and they even go through the pains to acknowledge that some crew members will be unable to join the rest of production, since they likely had to find other work when production was suspended.
Check out the full letter below:
Dear Cast and Crew,
As we move into the holidays, we want to express our appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support we have received from you and want to update all of our loyal cast and crew on our progress and where things currently stand.
We continue to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon. As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two week hiatus – beginning on November 27th and continuing through December 8th.
In addition to the writers, there will be a small contingency of office/accounting staff who will remain in the production office on a continuous basis. Our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes, but we want you to know that we will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us. We sincerely appreciate all you have done.
Cast and other union members who are not actively working will be paid in accordance with applicable union guidelines through this period and we will be reaching out directly to your representatives to work through the details; we will get to everyone as quickly as possible and appreciate all of your patience here.
These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways none of us could have foreseen. The one thing we have learned throughout this process is that this production is bigger than just one person and we could not be more proud to be associated with one of the most loyal and talented production cast and crews in this business.
We will provide an additional update by 12/8/17.
The production of House of Cards was suspended last month on the heels of allegations against its star, Kevin Spacey. Spacey was accused of making sexual advances on a minor decades prior. This followed the high profile accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Netflix and Media Rights Capital were quick to take action, shutting down production, and pretty much firing Kevin Spacey within a few days.
There is currently no word on how they plan to write out Spacey’s character from the rest of House of Cards, but it’s likely he’ll get killed offscreen. It’ll be interesting to see how the writers handle the story, and if it’ll ultimately work in the story’s favor.
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