House of Cards
“House of Cards” Season 6 will begin production in Spring 2018, and will place the focus on Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). Netflix

After the sexual harassment raps against “House of Cards” lead star Kevin Spacey surfaced, the future of the Netflix political drama hung in the balance.

The show was immediately cancelled, but its sixth season still had a chance of airing. After going back and forth for the past few weeks, Netflix finally announced that production for the final season will begin in early 2018. According to Entertainment Weekly, the eight-episode season will star Robin Wright as Claire Underwood. Spacey will no longer be included.

This is a huge sigh of relief for “House of Cards” fans, who were initially worried the show will not get its final bow on TV. It was earlier rumored that Spacey’s contract with Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital (MRC) might endanger the show’s future, since the actor does not have a morality cause.

The morality clause would allow Spacey to be suspended or terminated from production based on personal actions. For now, the only way Spacey can be suspended is if he becomes “unavailable” or “incapacitated” to fulfill his obligations.

Should Spacey’s removal push through, he “will be owed a fortune” because he was terminated without proper cause, sources told The Blast.

For now, the actor has checked himself into Meadows, a medical centre in Wickenburg, in the hopes of curing his sex addiction. According to the Daily Mail, Spacey arrived at the $36,000 a month rehab centre in the Arizona desert last week. Spacey “is taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” his representatives said in a statement.

The rehab center, which claims to have the best sex addiction treatment program in the U.S., will offer Spacey a wide range of classes which include horse riding, yoga, tai chi, and “mindfulness meditation.”

Spacey’s troubles began after “Star Trek” star Anthony Rapp accused him of sexual harassment dating back to 1986. Rapp was only 14 years old then, while Spacey was 26. After Rapp’s confession, several other men, including “House of Cards” crew members, also came forward with their own sexual harassment stories against Spacey.