Spacey has been the subject of multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, assault and harassment, including allegations made by crew on the Netflix show. Following the claims, Spacey issued a statement, saying that he was “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment”.
House Of Cards’ upcoming sixth season is set to be its last, after Netflix cancelled the show in the wake of the allegations against Spacey.
The streaming service recently revealed that production had been halted, but now confirm in a new statement that production will start again without Spacey in early 2018.
“We are excited to bring closure to fans,” Netflix’s Ted Sarandos said, confirming that the show will return for an eight-episode season starring Spacey’s co-star Robin Wright.
Meanwhile, it has been reported that there could be several House Of Cards spin-offs following the show’s final season.
The show’s Doug Stamper character is reportedly at the centre of one such potential spinoff. Stamper is a political aide-de-camp to Spacey’s President Frank Underwood, played by Michael Kelly. Eric Roth – chief writer for House Of Cards’ first four seasons – has been attached to the project.
Two more spin-off ideas are reportedly being workshopped, though no names have been attached to them as of yet. Netflix and Media Rights Capital are yet to comment on the reports.