Netflix’s House of Cards to resume production in two weeks
Netflix’s blockbuster original series will begin filming its sixth and final season from early December.
Popular streaming service Netflix has extended the production delay of its first-ever original series, House of Cards, following discussions with the TV studio that develops the show, Media Rights Capital.
Production will resume in early Decemeber, according to a letter to the crew from Media Rights Capital’s senior vice president of television business and legal affairs Pauline Micelli, published by the Hollywood Reporter.
House of Cards is one of Netflix’s most popular series, but accusations of sexual harassment and assault against lead actor Kevin Spacey halted production of the show about a month ago.
The production crew continues to be paid during the prolonged hiatus and Media Rights Capital expects to reassemble cast and crew on December 8, or provide an update on the progress of the show’s discussions at that time. Meanwhile, the writers of the show are among the few staff still in office as they continue to work on what is presumed to be an angle to alter the script for a finale without Spacey.
The political drama portrays the ruthless aspirations and actions of those pursuing the highest offices of American government. The Netflix-commissioned series also stars actors Robin Wright and Kate Mara.
Since its debut in 2013, House of Cards helped Netflix rise to become the behemoth of video streaming that it is today. Netflix originals now number in the hundreds, with an industry-record estimate of 126 last year alone. The entire streaming industry has been chasing its heels. Streaming has now hit a tipping point, with the nation fully embracing the technology.
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