Political drama series ‘House Of Cards’ will continue filming despite sexual harassment and assault allegations made against its star, Kevin Spacey.
Netflix announced earlier this month that the upcoming season would be the show’s last after its star actor was fired from the series. Spacey also will most likely be written out of the show for the final season.
Pauline Micelli, senior vice president at the show’s studio, Media Rights Capital, revealed this in a letter released recently to the cast and crew of the Netflix hit explaining that the brief hiatus will end December 8, 2017.
The statement reads: “As we move into the holidays, we want to express our appreciation for all of the meaningful messages of support we have received from you and want to update all of our loyal cast and crew on our progress and where things currently stand.
“We continue to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon. As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two-week hiatus – beginning on November 27th and continuing through December 8th.
“In addition to the writers, there will be a small contingency of office/accounting staff who will remain in the production office on a continuous basis. Our hope is that the entire crew will be able to reconvene when production resumes, but we want you to know that we will certainly understand if crew members need to find other work in the interim, which will prevent them from re-joining us. We sincerely appreciate all you have done.
“Cast and other union members who are not actively working will be paid in accordance with applicable union guidelines through this period and we will be reaching out directly to your representatives to work through the details; we will get to everyone as quickly as possible and appreciate all of your patience here.
“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.
“We will provide an additional update by 12/8/17.”
Spacey is currently being investigated over two allegations of sexual assault.
He apologised “for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour” while coming out as a homosexual in the same breath.
Netflix said it would no longer be working with Spacey on ‘House of Cards’ after Eight ‘House of Cards’ staff accused him of sexual harassment.
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