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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 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 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 Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
House of Cards Season 2 may have foretold today’s reckoning with sexual misconduct
Claire Underwood’s story about rape in the second season has a chilling connection to today.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
If Robin Wright becomes the sole face of House of Cards, will she earn as much as Kevin Spacey?
As Variety notes, “the prospect of a handoff to Wright could rekindle a long-simmering pay dispute between her and the show.” Spacey earned $500,000 an episode last season. And though Wright had at one point announced that she'd achieved pay parity with her co-star, she later said that she had been “duped.”
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
House of Cards sent out a sexual harassment memo weeks before Kevin Spacey’s downfall
The memo, released Oct. 13 in response to the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal, states the following: “With this issue being front and center in the news right now, this couldn’t come at a better time. We feel it is important for everyone in the workplace to understand and live these principals (sic).”
Posted Friday 11/03/17 at 6:18PM EDT
House of Cards is exploring killing off Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood so he won't appear in Season 6
Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood would become the focus of Season 6 under this scenario, reports Variety, which adds that producers are reluctant to end the series after Season 5. Producers may have also been influenced by Jessica Chastain's tweeting Thursday, “Can #RobinWright just be the lead of @HouseofCards now? We’re ready for it.” As Variety explains, producers are “cognizant of the fact that 300 cast and crew members are employed by the series and would be put out of work if the sixth season does not move forward. The feeling is that they did nothing wrong and should not be penalized for Spacey’s behavior. The show has just started filming, so the sense is that Spacey’s character could be safely written out without too many logistical hurdles.” ALSO: House of Cards has three lousy solutions and one good one.
Posted Wednesday 10/18/17 at 2:18PM EDT
House of Cards’ Maryland set shut down due to an active shooter
A mass shooting at a nearby office park has shut down production. Robin Wright is on set filming, but Kevin Spacey has the day off, producer Dana Brunetti tells The Wrap. UPDATE: Production has not been impacted.