Kevin Spacey’s Firing From ‘House Of Cards’ Caused Way More Problems Than People Realize
Kevin Spacey’s firing from “House of Cards” threw a huge wrench in Netflix’s plans.
The actor was canned after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct came out against him. His character of Frank Underwood has since been killed off for the sixth and final season. (RELATED: Here’s What Will Happen To Kevin Spacey’s Character In The Final ‘House Of Cards’ Season)
It turns out his firing came at one of the worst times possible for production. According to showrunners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, 11 of the 13 episodes for the final season had already been written or outlined when the allegations about Spacey came out.
Gibson told the Los Angeles Times, “It was a gut punch. We had to just write as quickly as possible. There was no time to feel the pressure.”
I knew they were getting close to ramping things up when “House of Cards” came crashing down. I had no idea they pretty much had to re-write the entire season two weeks into production. That might not sound difficult to those unfamiliar with the film industry, but I can promise you it’s wildly difficult.
It makes me wonder what kind of quality we’re going to get in the final season, given the fact the writing was so incredibly rushed.
I guess we’ll all find out when it’s released November 2. Let’s hope we get a conclusion the fans deserve after all these years.