Robin Wright Helped Bring Back 'House Of Cards'
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'It was truly the great Robin Wright rallying,' co-star Patricia Clarkson shares.

AceShowbiz - Robin Wright was solely responsible for enabling the return of House of Cards after the Kevin Spacey scandal, her co-star Patricia Clarkson claimed.

Netflix was forced to suspend production on the sixth and final season of the political drama when leading man Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct last year (17).

Actor Anthony Rapp was the first to come forward against the Oscar-winning actor, and claimed the Usual Suspects star, then 26, sexually harassed him when he was 14. Since then, more alleged victims have come forward, with theatre bosses at The Old Vic theatre receiving over 20 complaints.

Spacey, who played U.S. President Frank Underwood on the show, was eventually fired, and the future of House of Cards was in jeopardy.

According to Patricia Clarkson, who played Deputy Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Jane Davis in season five, it was Wright who came to the rescue.

"It was truly the great Robin Wright rallying," Clarkson told U.S. show The Talk. "We have beautiful showrunners, Frank (Pugliese) and Melissa (James Gibson), and they killed themselves to rethink the whole show. It's only eight episodes."

Season five ended with Frank Underwood stepping down from the White House as wife and Vice President Claire Underwood, played by Wright, took over the presidency.

Robin led all of this charge so that people would save their livelihoods because when the show goes away some people don't get paid," Clarkson added. "I think it's gonna be a stunning, stunning new season."

Greg Kinnear, Diane Lane, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott, Boris McGiver, and Cody Fern are among the stars set to appear in the last season of the show, which is due to debut on the streaming service later this year.

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