Kevin Spacey Who?!? House of Cards to Return for Final Season

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Netflix has decided against nixing House of Cards' sixth season order, and the series will re-enter production at some point in the new year in what will ultimately be a truncated final season. 

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos confirmed the news to Deadline, saying that the final eight episodes will “bring closure of the show for fans.”

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Also, Kevin Spacey will not appear on the final episodes, meaning his co-star, Robin Wright will become the lead. 

The streaming giant previously announced that production was suspended on the show in light of sexual harassment allegations against Spacey. 

“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,” the two companies said in a joint statement on October 31. 

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There was a lot of doubt about whether the show would return to the air considering Netflix was public about distancing itself from Spacey after the initial allegations. 

Star Trek: Discovery star, Anthony Rapp was the first person to go public with allegations that Spacey tried to seduce him at his New York apartment in 1986. 

At the time, Rapp was just 14 years old. 

Spacey released a swift statement in the aftermath of Rapp's comments in which he came out as gay, and claimed to not remember the incident. 

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“I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor,” Spacey wrote on Twitter at the time.

“I’m beyond horrified to hear his story. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago.

"But if I did behave as he described, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior, and I am sorry for the feelings he describes having carried with him all these years.”

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Over to you, House of Cards Fanatics. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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