Netflix has revealed the future of “House of Cards.”
The popular streaming show was shut down by its producers, Media Rights Capital, in November after the show’s star, Kevin Spacey, was accused by several men of sexually abusing them.
Before that, Spacey was on top of the world:
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) July 31, 2017
But now, Netflix has announced that the show will be back for a final, sixth season, but Spacey will not be a part of it, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Robin Wright will be the sole lead character.
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— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) May 16, 2017
The Hollywood Reporter says that writing Spacey out of the series isn’t really all that different from the original story arc:
Writing Spacey out of House of Cards isn't a stretch. In the Michael Dobbs book that inspired the Netflix series, Frank's character dies. (Netflix also opted to scrap feature Gore, starring Spacey.)
So, art imitates life and back again.
Wright's character in the show gains power in the same way. She’s now the sole star of the show, or, as Twitter user Greg Hogben pointed out:
Netflix has confirmed House Of Cards will continue without Kevin Spacey and with Robin Wright as the lead. pic.twitter.com/uUPrjq1huI
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) December 4, 2017
The show will be back in production in January with an eight-episode final season.