Season 6 of ‘House of Cards’ will be its last on Netflix

Season 6 of ‘House of Cards’ will be its last on Netflix

Postby ntscuser » Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:01 pm

“House of Cards” will fold after its sixth season on Netflix in 2018

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News that the coming season, which is currently in production, will be the last for the show broke Monday afternoon. The series is among the oldest original on Netflix, having premiered in 2013 following a two-season commitment from the streaming service to secure its rights.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, discussion about closing out “House of Cards” with Season 6 has been ongoing since the summer. The timing of the news, however, comes just after actor Anthony Rapp publicly accused “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey of making “a sexual advance” on him in 1986, when Rapp was 14 years old.

In a joint statement, Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital say they “deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”

“House of Cards” wasn’t the first original series to debut on Netflix; that honor belongs to “Lilyhammer,” a co-production with Norwegian broadcaster NRK that debuted in 2012. It was, however, the show that signaled Netflix was interested in becoming a serious player in the TV business, after the company outbid HBO, Showtime and AMC for the rights to the show.

Beau Willimon created the show, which is based on a 1990 BBC miniseries (in turn based on a novel by Michael Dobbs). Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese took over as showrunners in Season 5. In addition to Spacey (who’s also an executive producer), “House of Cards” stars Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Campbell Scott and Patricia Clarkson, among others.

As with all of its shows, Netflix doesn’t release viewing figures for “House of Cards.” The series joins these shows that will air their final seasons in 2017-18.
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Re: Season 6 of ‘House of Cards’ will be its last on Netflix

Postby ntscuser » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:24 pm

‘House of Cards’ final season will feature 8 Kevin Spacey-free episodes

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The crew of “House of Cards” will go back to work in the new year.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos told attendees Monday at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that production on the show will pick back up in early 2018. Filming was shut down earlier this year after allegations of sexual misconduct against star and executive producer Kevin Spacey surfaced.

Spacey was fired from the show soon after, and writers have been working on reshaping the show’s sixth and last season during the production hiatus.

Sarandos says the final season will run for eight episodes, with Robin Wright returning as the show’s lead. How Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, will be written out hasn’t been revealed yet.

“We were really excited we could get to an agreement … for the conclusion of the show,” he says.

Sarandos also says Netflix plans to spend between $7 billion and $8 billion on original content in 2018, up from about $6 billion this year.

There’s no word on a premiere date for “House of Cards” yet. If production resumes shortly after the new year, it would probably be ready for a launch in the second half of 2018.
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