The Netflix Original Series, "House of Cards," will be coming back for its sixth and final season, without series star Kevin Spacey, who was fired from the show in October after allegations of sexual misconduct. Spacey's removal from the show came as a result of being fired by the producer Media Rights Capital after Netflix refused to continue to make the show with Spacey involved.

Spacey was fired from the show in October 2017 after Anthony Rapp came forward regarding Spacey's sexual misconduct towards him when he was a young up-and-coming actor.

At the time of this allegation, Spacey stated via Twitter that he did not remember the instance and offered his apologies while acknowledging his decision to "live as a gay man." This statement came under fire from many sources, who viewed Spacey's apology as a mere mode for him to address his sexuality

Not a 'big shock'

After the initial allegation made by Anthony Rapp, other victims have come forward. In an interview with CBS's "The Talk," Rapp stated that “I could only tell my story, but I knew there were more stories.” Further to this, "House of Cards" star Joel Kinnaman opened up on Skavlan, a Scandinavian talk show stating how the truth about Spacey's behaviour, "wasn't a big shock." Kinnaman further elaborated in the interview that, “[Kinnaman has] five or six friends [he knows] who have told stories about Kevin about when they were young and had just arrived in Hollywood."

The fate of the series was left up in the air for a couple months, until it was confirmed in December 2017 that the show will be coming back for a sixth and final season.

The final season will only eight episodes long, and will continue with Robin Wright, who played Spacey's wife on the show, as the central character for the sixth season. This season is five episodes short of others in the series, which have run 13 episodes in length. However, considering the shows fate has been up in the air since the firing of Kevin Spacey, these eight episodes should offer fans a semblance of closure.

Lane and Kinnear will play siblings

Joining the cast for the final season are Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, whom Netflix has confirmed will play siblings on the show. Their role in the overall story arc and plot however, are being kept under wraps for now.

Both Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are accomplished actors. Diane Lane has been nominated for an Oscar and three Golden Globes so far in her career, and will also be appearing later this year in Matthew Weiner's new Amazon series, "The Romanoffs." Greg Kinnear is well known for his roles in "As Good As It Gets" (for which he received an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination) and "Little Miss Sunshine."

The release date of the final season on Netflix has not been confirmed yet.