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Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
Reg E. Cathey dies: The Wire star won an Emmy for House of Cards
Cathey, 59, played Frank Underwood’s favorite D.C. rib cook Freddy Hayes, a role that earned him three consecutive Emmy nominations for outstanding guest actor, including a win in 2015. Cathey also famously played political operative Norman Wilson on The Wire. “Not only a fine, masterful actor -- but simply one of the most delightful human beings with whom I ever shared some long days on set,” tweeted The Wire creator David Simon. “On wit alone, he could double any man over and leave him thinking. Reg, your memory is a great blessing.” House of Cards creator Beau Willimon added: "Reg Cathey was one of a kind. Brimming with life force, generosity, humor, gravitas and a fountain of talent. Loved by everyone lucky enough know him and work with him. He will be greatly missed."
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
House of Cards adds The Assassination of Gianni Versace’s Cody Fern
The Australian American Crime Story actor’s series regular role on Season 6 of the Netflix drama is being kept under wraps.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
House of Cards resumes production, adds Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear for final season
The Oscar nominees will play siblings on the Netflix drama’s final season, but other details of their characters haven’t been revealed.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 11:51PM EST
Netflix lost $39 million after cutting ties with Kevin Spacey
Amidst record-breaking fourth quarter earnings, the streaming service says it took an “unexpected" charge "for unreleased content we've decided not to move forward with.” Netflix had to find a way to proceed with House of Cards without Spacey in wake of his sexual misconduct scandal after shooting two episodes with him. Spacey’s planned Gore Vidal biopic was also scrapped.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
House of Cards looks like it’s about to resume production without Kevin Spacey
The rewritten Season 6 is reportedly about to have its “first official photo shoot.”
Posted Wednesday 1/17/18 at 12:03AM EST
Kevin Spacey accused of being racist, using racial slurs on the House of Cards set
Earl Blue, the head of VIP Protective Services, tells The Daily Mail his company was hired to work security on Season 1 of the Netflix series, where he alleges that Spacey refused to shake hands and acknowledge the predominantly black security guards. Blue says he was told from one of his employees that Spacey even used racial slurs. “He obviously had some uneasiness about me being near (his) trailer,” Blue says. “I would smile at him and even speak, say ‘good morning’ or ‘good afternoon.’ But he would never reply. I have experienced this before. I have been black my whole life and I can tell when a person is not looking at me as a person but they are looking at me as a color." After Season 1, Blue says HBO told him they were pleased with the work, but opted not to renew his company’s contract. Netflix referred all comment on Blue’s allegations to producer Media Rights Capital, which declined comment.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 4:57AM EST
A $1.3 million bottle of vodka that appeared on House of Cards has been stolen
The bottle of Russo-Baltique vodka that appeared on a Season 3 episode of the Netflix series was stolen early Tuesday morning in Copenhagen, Denmark. The bottle is so valuable in part because it’s constructed of three kilograms of gold and three kilograms of silver, with a leather strap from a 1912 Monte Carlo rally car.
Posted Thursday 12/07/17 at 4:46AM EST
It would’ve been cheaper for Netflix to cancel House of Cards, so why proceed with Season 6?
The shortened, Kevin Spacey-less Season 6 is going to be costly, especially thanks to the production delays, with total costs expected to exceed $50 million. According to Josef Adalian, Netflix did seriously considering walking away in the wake of the Spacey allegations. But fans lobbying via social media might have convinced Netflix executives that it would be better to end their groundbreaking series on a positive note.
Posted Tuesday 12/05/17 at 3:06PM EST
It was about time House of Cards ditched Kevin Spacey and made Robin Wright the star
“The natural course of the show long ago turned Frank Underwood into a nearly unbearable character, a hardheaded man who would do anything to maintain his grip on power,” says Yohana Desta. “The show has also had to contort itself into all sorts of odd directions in order to ensure that Frank keeps winning. And while he began life as an enthralling political animal, that central conceit has worn thin, particularly over the course of the series’s past few seasons.” Desta adds that “Claire, by contrast, has long been the more alluring cipher of the two.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 6:02PM EST
Anthony Rapp is “very gratified” that Netflix is resuming production on House of Cards
The Star Trek: Discovery star, who’s been receiving hateful tweets for exposing Kevin Spacey’s alleged sexual misconduct -- thus putting the Netflix series in limbo -- tweeted in reaction to the news that the series is resuming production on Season 6 without Spacey: “I’m very gratified to learn that the many folks who’ve been in limbo this past month will in fact have the chance to complete their work that had been interrupted. I wish them all the very best on @HouseofCards Season 6.”
Posted Monday 12/04/17 at 12:56PM EST
House of Cards will resume production in early 2018 without Kevin Spacey
Robin Wright will be the star when the eight-episode sixth and final season resumes filming in early 2018, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced this morning. “We are excited to bring closure to fans," Sarandos said, noting that resuming production will ensure that people working on the show won’t lose their jobs.
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 1:38PM EST
Kevin Spacey accuser Anthony Rapp shares the angry tweets blaming him for putting House of Cards in limbo
“Their words do not sting deeply, but they do wound slightly,” the Star Trek: Discovery star tweeted in expressing gratitude for those who’ve expressed “support and solidarity.”
Posted Wednesday 11/29/17 at 2:16PM EST
Why House of Cards is a long shot to return for Season 6
Producer Media Rights Capital’s hopeful recent statement saying “our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes” doesn’t mean that production will actually resume, says David Zurawik. “The production company is like a gambler at the poker table steadily losing money, but staying in the game hoping the next hand will be the winning one that will recoup everything that has been lost,” he says. “If the player gets up now from the table in an effort to cut future losses, everything it has already spent and committed on Season 6 is lost. The reason I think the odds are long on Netflix buying into anything the writers come up with in the next couple of weeks is that brand is everything to the premium streaming service, and thanks to (Kevin) Spacey’s behavior, anything associated with House of Cards might already be toxic in the minds of some.”
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 8:49AM EST
House of Cards extends its production hiatus for two more weeks
Crew members will continue to be paid for the next two weeks while writers figure out how to write off Frank Underwood. Producers Media Rights Capital said in a letter to cast and crew, “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.”
Posted Thursday 11/16/17 at 3:42PM EST
Kevin Spacey accused of 20 instances of inappropriate behavior at The Old Vic in London
The British theater apologized today for "not creating an environment or culture where people felt able to speak freely" after an investigation found allegations between 1995 and 2013.