“House of Cards” writers are urgently working on a way to write Kevin Spacey out of the final season of the hit show.
CNN reported the following:
The future of the Netflix series remains up in the air, following a string of allegations against star Kevin Spacey that have resulted in his termination from the series and a halt in production.
Behind the scenes, however, the show’s writers are facing a ticking clock as they scrap a Season 6 plan eight months in the making and find a new direction for the show’s final season. Sources close to the production told CNNMoney that it’s unlikely the show will be canceled. In fact, writers are kicking around ideas on how to rewrite the show without its biggest star.
Spacey got booted from the show after allegations that he made a pass at actor Anthony Rapp when he was only 14 years old.
It should be interesting to see how writers are able to write Spacey’s character Frank Underwood off of the show, seeing as he’s the main character. He resigned the presidency at the end of season five, which means that there’s certainly an avenue to get him out of there.
However, short of having the character killed, I don’t see how it’d be done. There’s no reasonable way for the audience to believe Underwood is alive but not present on the show.
There is no current timetable for when the show will return to Netflix for the final season.