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Uncertainty has plagued the sixth and final season of House of Cards. This uncertainty stems from the allegations against Kevin Spacey who played Frank Underwood in the show. Spacey was subsequently and rightly fired from the show once his abhorrent behaviour was brought to the spotlight. Consequently, the production of the next season was put on hiatus and the creative forces behind House of Cards have tried to figure out the best way to proceed.
Production Will Resume In 2018
After contemplating a number of different scenarios with how to proceed with Season 6 of House of Cards, Netflix have revealed their plan. Via a report in Variety, Netflix have confirmed that filming will resume in 2018. By doing so, they will finish production on an eight-episode season. Interestingly, this is a departure from the usual thirteen-episode season we are accustomed to. Robin Wright will continue to play Claire Underwood but she supplants Kevin Spacey as the figurehead of the show.
I think Netflix has made a great decision and has dealt with this difficult situation extremely well. For one, this final season of House of Cards will give the closure that fans of the television show want. Additionally, the people who have worked so hard on the show will also be able to keep their jobs. They will be able to finish what they started so they will have their own sense of closure. In this sense, everyone wins.
Yet, the big reason why this news is so great is because Robin Wright will be in the lead role. The way Season 5 of House of Cards ended organically established this so it will not be forced. Moreover, Robin Wright is a phenomenal actress so I have no doubt that she will lead the show to a fitting conclusion.
Clearly, seeing how the show deals with the absence of Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood will be interesting to see. Understandably, a desire to give Frank a happy exit is not likely to exist due to his despicable nature. It just would not feel right in the context of what he has done in House of Cards. Kevin Spacey also seems to have that despicable nature in spades given what we have found out about him. I am sure the people behind the show will come up with a farewell fitting for the both of them.
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