Sarandos also reportedly added that Season 6 will contain eight episodes. Robin Wright will take the spotlight in the new chapter, which is set to be the show's last.
"We were really excited we could get to an agreement... for the conclusion of the show", Sarandos said Monday, according to Variety.
"We will continue to work with [producer Media Rights Capital] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show". However, with the production bump, it looks like viewers can expect the show to resume in late 2018 at the earliest. Perhaps, more importantly, it means 2,000 people who work in the Baltimore area will continue to have work and not be punished for the misconduct of one person.
Since that time, numerous other sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations have come out against Spacey.
That left "House of Cards" writers with a problem: They has to rewrite a show that already had been finalized and completed production on two episodes.
Last week, Netflix renewed hit supernatural series Stranger Things for season 3 and David Fincher's Mindhunter about Federal Bureau of Investigation serial-killer profilers for season 2, while it cancelled Haters Back Off featuring YouTube's Miranda Sings (created and played by Colleen Ballinger) after two seasons. Netflix also announced it would not be be moving forward with the film, Gore, which was in post-production and was produced by and starring Spacey.
Cast member Robin Wright poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series "House of Cards" at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California in this February 13, 2014 file picture.
Spacey is now under criminal investigation in Nantucket, Mass., in connection with an allegation that he groped a 19-year-old man in a bar in the summer of 2016.