Production has resumed on the sixth and final season of “House of Cards,” reports Variety, which added that the production on the series, which is shot in Maryland, “was originally shut down in October after allegations of sexual assault and harassment were made against series star Kevin Spacey. Shortly after production was suspended, Netflix and studio Media Rights Capital (MRC) announced that they were severing ties with Spacey, with Netflix also cancelling a planned Gore Vidal biopic in which Spacey was to star.
“Season 6 of the political thriller will consist of eight episodes, with Robin Wright starring. Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver will also star. The show is one of Netflix’s original breakout hits, having been nominated for 53 Emmys throughout its run.
“In addition, Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the final season. The details of their roles are being kept under wraps, but it is known the two will play siblings.”
The October shut down had a significant impact on those companies in Maryland and elsewhere that were directly and indirectly involved in the production.