House of Cards could be returning for an eight-episode finale in 2018

Polycount

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Fans of Netflix's popular political drama House of Cards may have been disappointed to hear that the company wouldn't be renewing the show for a sixth season. This news came in the wake of sexual assault allegations against one of the show's leading actors, Kevin Spacey.

However, it seems that Netflix has changed their mind regarding the future of the show - to a degree. While the streaming platform will likely not be inviting Spacey back on set for any further filming, Variety reports that the show's producers are still eager to move forward with a shorter eight-episode sixth season in the star's absence.

Writing a character as memorable as Frank Underwood out of House of Cards will certainly be no small task but it seems producers are already thinking of ways to do just that, with one possibility under consideration being the potential death of Spacey's character. Doing so could result in the focus of the show shifting to Claire Underwood, played by co-star Robin Wright.

As nice as it would be for fans to see a satisfying conclusion to House of Cards, Variety reports that contractual obligations between Netflix and Spacey may prove to be a difficult hurdle for the show to overcome. Specifically, producers seem uncertain as to whether or not they will legally be able to move forward without Spacey's involvement on the show.

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misor

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Definitely won't watch it since Kevin Spacey isn't on it. I don't care what he did 20 years ago. He's a great actor. This PC bullshit will bury us all.
the problem is 20 years ago till the whistleblowers came out to speak the 'truth', many executives and top actors in Hollywood did it... even arnie did it with her maid...

and women also did it... in the movie "disclosure" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0109635/)
idk what I'll do if someone in real life will claim of sexual harassments against natalie or megan ;)
 

kapital98

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Spacey is about to get some serious $$$$$ if they go on without him.

I don't see why they can't just chop the current footage and kill him in the series finale. Or, in a month, when more of this has blown over, have him come back for a couple days of filming.

Netflix cares about the money -- not the morality of his abuse.
 

NightAngel79

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"Fans of Netflix's popular political drama House of Cards may have been disappointed to hear that the company wouldn't be renewing the show for a sixth season. "

That was never true, they were always going to do a sixth season, says so right in the article you linked :)