On the heels of its announcement that “House of Cards” was renewed for a fifth season, Netflix confirmed to The Baltimore Sun that the production would return to Maryland for filming.
The Sun’s report also stated:
“The return was expected by some, given the large commitment to infrastructure made with soundstages and sets in Harford County since the production set up shop in 2012.
“But, in the past, producers have used the threat of relocation as a bargaining chip with the state over tax credits and incentives. And Kevin Spacey, star of “House of Cards,” and his producing partner, Dana Brunetti, recently took on executive roles at Relativity Media, which led to Hollywood speculation that the only way he would stay with “House of Cards” is if it relocated to California, where the production company is headquartered.’