Season six and the final season of the political thriller will be eight episodes' long and will be starring Robin Wright, Ted Sarandos told the audience at UBS's annual global media and communications conference here. He announced there will be eight episodes in the next season and that they will be produced in 2018.
While we don't know how Spacey's Frank will be written off the show, all signs seem to point to him being killed off-screen, something which is sure to have ramifications throughout the final season.
Season six, which was scheduled to air in 2018, will count just eight episodes instead of the regular 13 made for previous instalments of the hit show, in which Spacey plays a corrupt U.S. congressman who eventually becomes president. The streaming platform first said it would end after the sixth season, a 13-episode arc set for release in 2018.
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Sarandos spoke about "House of Cards" at USB's Global Media and Communications Conference in NY. There have been numerous discussions about how the show would finish or even if it would finish, after the departure of the Oscar-winning lead, Kevin Spacey, from the show. The fifth season of the drama ended with her character taking over as USA president.
The plot of the final, shortened season will "be refocused to center on co-star" Wright, The Guardian reports. Netflix has halted production of the series shortly following the first accusation, and it was soon confirmed that the sixth season would be the last.
Following Rapp's allegation, Spacey said in a post on Twitter he does not remember the alleged incident.