There’s been more twists and turns ab0ut the future of “House Of Cards” in the last couple of days, than anything the Underwoods could have plotted. Yesterday, following allegations of sexual misconduct and assault against Kevin Spacey, Netflix announced the in production sixth season of the series would be its last. That was followed by the news that the streaming service was developing “House Of Cards” spinoff shows. Well, it looks like there’s been yet another change up.
The cast and crew of “House Of Cards” were told today that filming on the sixth season has been suspended indefinitely, with production company MRC and Netflix releasing a joint statement:
MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.
It’s unclear if or when the sixth season will be resumed, or if it will be retooled. Certainly, there’s an opportunity to write Spacey out of the show entirely. The fifth season ended with Robin Wright‘s Claire Underwood taking the presidency, and intentionally failing to pardon Frank Underwood and Doug Stamper for their crimes. “My turn,” she said in the finale, however, it remains to be seen if the actress and character will get their chance. Either way, a total shutdown or a reconfigured season will be costly to MRC and Netflix, but this is their flagship show, and I’d imagine they’ll want to salvage what they can. [Deadline]