'House of Cards' Final Season Will Continue Without Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey

Work had stopped on the political drama after its lead actor - who plays scheming former president Frank Underwood - was hit by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, with Netflix confirming they wouldn't work with the disgraced star in the future.

Content chief at Netflix, Ted Sarandos, said that Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood, will be elevated to the central role in the series.

The future of the hit TV show had been left uncertain, after Kevin Spacey was sacked following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Speaking to analysts and investors at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Sarandos announced that Netflix will resume production on House of Cards' sixth and final season in 2018 and that Spacey's character Frank Underwood will not be a part of the show's final season.

"We were really excited we could get to an agreement... for the conclusion of the show", Sarandos said at UBS's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY.

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Kevin Spacey has been accused by "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp of making an unwanted sexual advance towards him when he was 14-years-old.

Wright's character, Claire Underwood, finished season five by winning election as the first United States female president after wresting power from her husband.

"It will be an eight-episode season".

But the update will actually bring the series a little closer to its source material - Spacey's character dies in Michael Dobbs' book.

In a statement released at the time the allegation was made, Spacey apologised for his "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".

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