Good news for fans of Netflix's original series "House of Cards": Production could resume for the show's sixth and final season as early as mid-December, sans actor Kevin Spacey.
Following multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey in October, Netflix fired the actor and went on an extended production hiatus while it evaluated how to proceed.
The series' producers announced Sunday in a letter to the show's cast and crew that it would extend the hiatus for two more weeks while it continues talks with Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The letter said the writing staff, as well as a small office and accounting staff, would keep working in the production office.
"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," Pauline Micelli wrote in the letter. Micelli is senior VP of the television business and legal affairs at Media Rights Capital.
Micelli also wrote it would continue paying the crew for the next two weeks.
The show will likely write Spacey off the show, according to The Reporter.
Director Ridley Scott replaced and reshot Spacey's scenes in the upcoming film “All the Money in the World,” based on the biopic of J. Paul Getty. Scott replaced Spacey with 87-year-old veteran actor Christopher Plummer.
Scotland Yard is investigating the 58-year-old Spacey's alleged involvement in two sexual assaults while he was the artistic director at London's Old Vic, BBC News reported.
He also faces multiple claims of "on-set sexual misconduct" by members of the "House Of Cards" production crew.
Actor Anthony Rapp was the first Spacey accuser. Rapp came forward on the heels of the fallout of Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's allegations of sexual misconduct toward dozens of women.
A spokesperson for Spacey said the Oscar-winning actor is "taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment" since the allegations surfaced, BBC News reported.