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Netflix confirms season 6 of 'House of Cards' will happen

Netflix confirms season 6 of 'House of Cards' will happen

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.

The actor claimed he was 14 when Spacey allegedly harassed him by climbing on top of him on a bed following a party in 1986.

The "House of Cards" final season will run for eight episodes on Netflix.

"I've been very surprised by it all", the Broadway star told ET at Monday's One Night With the Stars charity concert for women and children battling cancer. Taping of the political drama was halted in October amid sexual misconduct allegations against star Spacey.

Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos confirms that season 6 of "House of Cards" will air.

The season will be eight episodes - significantly shorter than previous seasons, which featured 13 episodes each - and will not include Kevin Spacey, who led the show to critical acclaim but was sacked after a series of sexual assault allegations this fall. After Rapp spoke out, others, including Harry Dreyfuss, also accused the actor of sexual harassment or assault. In the second half of his post, Spacey wrote, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man". The sixth season will be the show's last - a decision Netflix announced after the allegations came out but said had been made months earlier.

"It was important to me that the ripple effects of everything that's gone on don't negatively affect too many people", Rapp explained to ET of his tweet. The fifth season of House of Cards also, luckily, ended by hinting that Claire might be taking charge of things instead of Frank.