It’s Official: House of Cards Will Film its Final Season Without Kevin Spacey
Netflix has officially confirmed that House of Cards will resume production without Kevin Spacey. Instead, Robin Wright will lead the show's final season. So, not only did the company fire an alleged sexual abuser, but they replaced him with a woman. Leave it to Netflix to show the world how things should be handled in this business.
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the sixth and final season will consist of only eight episodes and will likely resume production in early 2018. “We are excited to bring closure to fans,” chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed at a USB conference.
So what does that mean for Kevin's character, Frank Underwood? Will they kill him off? Will he leave without notice? In case you forgot, season five ended with Claire Underwood as president, so the writers have a lot of room for creativity in this final season! They probably had a plot in mind before Kevin was unexpectedly fired, however, we're sure they'll come up with something exciting.
House of Cards‘s future was unclear after the Star Trek: Discovery actor, Anthony Rapp accused Kevin of sexually assaulting him while he was underage. Then, after other victims came forward with similar accusations, Netflix made the decision to cut Spacey loose.
“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” the streaming service announced in a statement. “We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”
Meanwhile, fans are thrilled that House of Cards will end with dignity. They're also VERY excited that Robin will take over as the show's leading star.
House of Cards killing off Frank and focusing on Claire is an absolutely flawless metaphor for the ideal outcome of men being outed as predators. She was always superior by every measure, and now we can stop paying attention to him entirely.
— Jessica Blankenship (@blanketboat) December 4, 2017
Dear @netflix: It would be very cathartic to see an episode of House of Cards's final season in which Claire Underwood savagely eviscerates a senator who preyed on teenage girls
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) December 4, 2017
I’d kill for just one show to actually do what we all want. House of Cards needs to open its next season with “Kevin Spacey died on the way back to his home planet.” Do it, @netflix. Be the change.
— Kaleb “Christmas” Horton (@kalebhorton) December 4, 2017
Earlier this year, Robin was involved in an equal pay dispute with Netflix after she found out she was earning a lot less than Kevin. Little did she know that her co-star would be fired and she'd be finally earning the money she always deserved. Sounds to me like the universe had a plan for her.