THE ACE CARD
As it heads into its last season with a female President and no Kevin Spacey, all bets are off with House Of Cards
For cast and crew, going into the final season of a long-running show will always be an emotionally fraught experience. Actors are saying goodbye to characters they’ve lived with for years, and the pressure is sky-high to deliver a satisfying final chapter. But as production unfolded on the sixth and final season of Netflix’s flagship show, House Of Cards, emotions were strained for darker reasons.
On 30 October 2017, production was halted, about two weeks after it had begun, when Anthony Rapp publicly accused Kevin Spacey, the show’s lead, of making unwanted sexual advances towards him in 1986, when Rapp was
14. The following day, Netflix announced that production on Season 6 would be suspended “until further notice”.
On 3 November a statement came: “Netflix will not be involved with any
The Wright stuff: Robin Wright stars as President Claire Underwood in the final season of House Of Cards. Right: Wright on set with director Alik Sakharov.