On Monday, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos revealed to Variety that the final season of House of Cards will now star Robin Wright, who portrays Francis Underwood's politically savvy estranged wife, Claire. "We were really excited we could get to an agreement… for the conclusion of the show," he told the trade publication.
Sarandos also spoke with Deadline, and said that he hopes to "bring closure of the show for fans."
Initial allegations of sexual misconduct were leveraged against Spacey by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp in October. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp claimed that Spacey came on to him in 1986, when he was just 14 years old. Since then, eight current and former House of Cards employees have come forward claiming that Spacey created a "toxic" work environment on set. He has also been accused of sexual misconduct and assault by several other men.
Through his lawyer, Spacey has denied all these allegations.