House Of Cards Resumes Production Without Spacey

The New York Times reports:

Kevin Spacey is out. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are in. The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” will introduce new characters as it tries to move past a sexual misconduct scandal that put the Netflix series in peril and forced out its biggest star.

Mr. Spacey, who played the central character, Frank Underwood, a ruthless politician who becomes president, was shown the door amid allegations of sexual misconduct last year. Production for the new season, after a three-month hiatus, resumed on Tuesday.

Netflix did not disclose what roles Ms. Lane or Mr. Kinnear will play other than that they will be brother and sister. Mr. Kinnear, 54, and Ms. Lane, 53, are both Academy Award nominees. Robin Wright, the co-star of “House of Cards,” will be at the center of the final season.

  • Joe in PA

    Still not watching. I’m over it. We’ve got a real one to watch. 🙁

    • Nowhereman

      I can’t read The Onion anymore, either.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        The moment Poe’s Law and Satire collide and you realize that that which was once fiction is now reality and reality is now relegated to the ether as a wistful, wishful dream.

  • gaycuckhubby

    Probably should have just ceased the series. It had a good run.
    all the publicity surrounding these changes will be in the back of people’s minds when they watch the show.

  • bkmn

    I hope they don’t waste too much money on wardrobe for Mr. Kinnear.

  • CharlestonDave

    The Russian hackers must still need new study material.

  • HZ81

    Anthony Rapp couldn’t have waited a few months more until they filmed? Dick.

    (I kid. HOC should have called it quits last season, and I was surprised they were in production in the first place.)

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Oh Kevin. Pervin’ on the youngins is just wrong, I don’t care how many drinks you had.

  • BobSF_94117

    The oddest thing about House of Cards tossing out Spacey for “sexual misconduct” is that they (rather hotly, I thought) included a story line in which the president had a sexual relationship with a Secret Service agent, complete with a three-way with the First Lady. I should say it was hot until they decided to “resolve” the subplot by having the SS agent turn into a stalking gay loon…

  • Bambino

    Last season Claire Underwood ended up to be the president anyway. The plot hinted that she wanted Frank out of her way beyond just a political ploy to fooled the oppositions. Story wise its not a major pivot.

  • Rex

    If only life would imitate art.

  • JWC

    It will be interesting how it plays out. The script had pretty well set up Franks departure and Claire’s ascendance

  • BearDAD

    Don’t care. Didn’t watch with him, won’t watch without. Why waste your
    leisure hours watching something that mimics real life this closely.
    Entertainment for me is escapism, not reinforcement that i live in a
    s**t-h**e country.

  • Macbill

    Is Kevin Spacey still learning how to resist the urge to grab young, good looking men by the genitals, or is he out and about in the real rich world?

  • pablo

    HOC should’ve ended 2 seasons ago. That said; I just saw Spacey in Elvis and Nixon, and it’s a shame we’re going to be denied his talent just because he’s kind of a creep.

    • katkelly57

      Because he’s kind of a creep?!?

      • pablo

        Maybe you have him confused with Harvey Weinstein?

        • katkelly57

          Not at all….they are both predators.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    I hope the doorknob hit him on the way out.

  • e jerry powell

    I misread Diane Lane as Diane Ladd and started getting excited. Really, Diane Ladd should get herself onto Big Little Lies somehow.