"House Of Cards" Set To Resume Production Of Sixth & Final Season
When Kevin Spacey became another high-status celebrity to be accused of sexual assault he was dropped from his theatrical programs and the leading Netflix series, House of Cards.
The streaming service stated that they were deeply "troubled " by the allegations against Kevin (accused of sexually assaulting Anthony Rapp when he was just 14-years-old) where they put a halt on season six production. When executives of the show checked in with the cast and crew, other allegations against the actor came to light where one man alleged Kevin inappropriately came on to him in a trailer.
It has just been announced today that the sixth season of House of Cards will resume production on December 8th, but it's unclear with will happen to Kevin's character, Francis Underwood. Media Rights Capital SVP, Pauline Micelli, sent out a letter to all of the crew associated with the show letting them know they will be paid for the two-week hiatus.
"These last two months have tested and tried all of us in ways none of us could have foreseen," the statement reads. "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."
Read the full letter below via Deadline.
Dear Cast and Crew,
As we move into the holidays, we want to express our appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support we have received from you and want 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.
In addition to the writers, there will be a small contingency of office/accounting staff who will remain in the production office on a continuous basis. Our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes, but we want you to know that we will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us. We sincerely appreciate all you have done.
Cast and other union members who are not actively working will be paid in accordance with applicable union guidelines through this period and we will be reaching out directly to your representatives to work through the details; we will get to everyone as quickly as possible and appreciate all of your patience here.
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.
We will provide an additional update by 12/8/17.
Thank you all.