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Claire Underwood is stepping into the spotlight for House of Cards sixth and final season

Netflix will resume production of House of Cards' sixth season early next year, and the final season of the popular show will not include Kevin Spacey.

"It will start production in early 2018 and it will not involve Kevin Spacey", Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told a media conference.

When the fifth season of the Emmy-winning show came to a close, fans watched as Wright's character, Claire Underwood, declared, "My turn".

Sarandos said the final season would star Robin Wright in the lead.

While there was footage that Spacey filmed before the allegations first surfaced by actor Anthony Rapp, it appears as though Netflix and the studio (Media Rights Capital) are wiping the slate clean and starting anew. Perhaps, more importantly, it means 2,000 people who work in the Baltimore area will continue to have work and not be punished for the misconduct of one person. "The way to do that is having a lot of variety, and executing in multiple genres at a high level", Sarandos said, noting Netflix has made forays into unscripted shows and stand-up specials.

Then Netflix said production of the season was suspended and the company would "evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show". Season six was already set to be House of Cards' last before the allegations broke.

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as husband-and-wife duo Frank and Claire Underwood
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as husband-and-wife duo Frank and Claire Underwood

Netflix has fully parted ways with Spacey, cancelling the "Gore" film it had in the pipeline that was set to star Spacey.

There's no word on when Season 6 will premiere but given the delay, it might not be complete until Fall or Winter 2018.

The fate of House of Cards, the political drama starring Spacey as scheming politician Frank Underwood, was initially unclear.

Spacey was ultimately booted from the series following multiple accusations of sexual harassment.

Spacey has said that he owed Rapp "the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior".

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