AceShowbiz - After the lingering uncertainty following Kevin Spacey's sexual harassment scandal, "House of Cards" is set to resume production for the sixth and final season soon. It's announced that the production will continue after December 8.
According to a letter sent by Media Rights Capital to the Netflix series' cast and crew, the company's senior vp television business and legal affairs Pauline Micelli indicates to the cast and crew that there's been talk ongoing about continuing the series with the streaming giant. Micelli first expresses "appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support we have received from you" as well as wants "to update all of our loyal cast and crew on our progress and where things currently stand."
"We continue to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon. As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two week hiatus - beginning on November 27th and continuing through December 8th," continues the letter.
Through the letter, Micelli hopes that "the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes." But, the company asserts that they "will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us."
In addition, Micelli says that "cast and other union members who are not actively working will be paid in accordance with applicable union guidelines through this period." She concludes, "These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways none of us could have foreseen. The one thing we have learned throughout this process is that this production is bigger than just one person and we could not be more proud to be associated with one of the most loyal and talented production cast and crews in this business."
The new season of "House of Cards" has been in limbo after Spacey was hit with several sexual harassment allegations, leading to Netflix and MRC to temporarily shut down the production.
In October, "Star Trek: Discovery" actor Anthony Rapp revealed to Buzzfeed that the Emmy-winning actor made sexual advance on him when he was 14 years old. Days later, director and actor Tony Montana alleged that Spacey, who has been suspended, "put his hand on my crotch forcefully and grabbed my whole package" at a bar back in 2003. In addition, CNN reported several new allegations against Spacey. Eight anonymous former and current employees of "House of Cards" accused the actor of creating a "toxic" work environment through his sexual harassment and "predatory" behavior.
It was reported that "House of Cards" writers were considering to kill off Spacey's character, Frank Underwood. Multiple ideas for a potential spin-off of the legal drama were also said to be in early stages of development.