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'House of Cards' production to resume in 2018

'House of Cards' production to resume in 2018

According to a report from Deadline, the streaming provider's head Ted Sarandos noted at a UBS conference that the final season will run for eight episodes and will feature Robin Wright as the series' lead.

The final season, which will have eight episodes, was planned before the bombshell allegations against Spacey.

It has also been revealed that the sixth season will be exclusively based on Robin Wright's character, Claire Underwood.

"We are excited about being able to bring some closure for the fans", Sarandos said.

Netflix put the award-winning political thriller series on hold in response to the slew of allegations against Spacey, a two-time Oscar victor accused of attempting to rape a teenage boy and of a pattern of harassment towards younger, male colleagues - including on the set of House of Cards.

Production is resuming next year on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards". Perhaps, more importantly, it means 2,000 people who work in the Baltimore area will continue to have work and not be punished for the misconduct of one person.

House of Cards was Netflix's first hit series when it debuted in 2013.

Then Netflix said production of the season was suspended and the company would "evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show".

Netflix Inc severed ties in November with Spacey, one of its biggest stars who played fictional US president Frank Underwood in "House of Cards", after accusations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.

Netflix is also jumping into the children's entertainment space as it will create 60 original kids series in-house next year, as well as its first animated movies.

Spacey was sacked after allegations of sexual misconduct on the set of the show and off.

There have also been rumours recently that Netflix will launch a house of Cards spinoff. The fifth season of the drama ended with her character taking over as USA president.

"House of Cards" Season 5 trailer.