The decision to end production of the political drama “House of Cards” will have an impact on Maryland companies associated with the Netflix series.
Largely shot in Harford County, The Baltimore Sun reported in June that the Maryland-based production has an annual impact on about 400 small businesses in Harford County alone, from decorating firms to carpeting companies, lumber yards, restaurants and hotels.
According to The Sun, most of the series’ interior scenes – including inside the White House and aboard Air Force One – are shot on sound stages in Joppa and exterior scenes have been shot throughout Harford County, as well as other locations in the Baltimore region and Washington, D.C.
In addition, stated The Sun, casting calls for extras, which have been held annually at the Bel Air Armory, typically draw hundreds of people hoping for a few minutes of fame.
The series is set to end after its upcoming sixth season and production is currently on hold. According to a New York Times report, a Netflix spokeswoman said “the decision to make the sixth season the show’s last had been made months ago. Those episodes are scheduled to be released in 2018.”