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Filming on House of Cards suspended for another 2 weeks

The BBC is reporting that production on the show’s sixth season will resume on 8 December.

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THE PRODUCTION CREW for House of Cards will continue to get paid for at least another two weeks, according to US media reports.

The popular Netflix programme has been on hiatus since October, when allegations of sexual harassment surfaced against its star Kevin Spacey.

The Baltimore Sun reported that production company Media Rights Capital has updated the cast and crew in an email, saying they’ll be paid for an additional two-week period that begins today and continues through 8 December.

The email said the company will provide another update by 8 December, according to the Associated Press.

But the BBC is reporting that production on the show’s sixth season will resume on that same date, without Spacey.

The show is filmed in the Baltimore area and between 250 and 300 people work as part of the production crew.

Spacey played ruthless politician Frank Underwood and served as the programme’s executive producer, along with his co-star Robin Wright.

Netflix and Media Rights Capital recently announced that Spacey had been fired following a series of sexual assault and harassment allegations against the Oscar-winning actor.

Most recently, London’s world-famous Old Vic theatre said it had received 20 accusations of “inappropriate behaviour” on the part of its former artistic director Kevin Spacey.

- With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha

Read: Kevin Spacey accused of 20 incidences of inappropriate behaviour from his time at London’s Old Vic theatre

Read: Kevin Spacey is being replaced in a completed film that’s due for release next month

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