Entertainment House of Cards scraps two filmed Kevin Spacey episodes

00:48  08 december  2017
00:48  08 december  2017 Source:   Digital Spy (UK)

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House of Cards season 6 will be free of Kevin Spacey as the first two episodes of Netflix series have been scrapped and will be rewritten without him. House of Cards scraps two filmed Kevin Spacey

The streaming service has also scrapped the release of the Kevin Spacey film 'Gore,' which was in post-production. “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey ,” the streaming service wrote in a statement.

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Around two weeks of shooting took place on the Netflix drama last October, but pretty much all that footage will now be binned, Vulture reports.

Executives had apparently seriously considered cancelling the show altogether back in November soon after Star Trek: Discovery's Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey had made a "sexual advance" on him when Rapp was just 14.

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Netflix and the show's producers Media Rights Capital were keen to continue with House of Cards, despite Netflix being eager to disassociate themselves from the actor.

It's claimed that the broadcaster didn't want Spacey's indiscretions to dictate the ending of the show, which has always been a marquee drama for Netflix.

Additionally, fans have been vocal on social media about wanting the show to continue with Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as the lead character, especially as the finale of season five would neatly lend itself to that move.

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“We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey .” Netflix had already closed production on House of Cards season six "until further notice

In the final moments of the last episode aired, Claire Underwood was sworn in as president and in a rare to-camera monologue said "My turn."

With very few exceptions in the last five seasons, it's only Frank Underwood (Spacey) who breaks the fourth wall and acknowledges or addresses the audience.

The drama's co-showrunners Frank Pugliese and Melissa James Gibson are said to have been back re-writing the show for the past weeks, while they and the crew have continued to be paid while the production was put on hold.

With the delays and scheduling conflicts thrown up by the situation, it's thought that season six will be made up of eight hour-long episodes, rather than 13 as previously planned.


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