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‘House of Cards’ will shift focus to Robin Wright for final season

Claire Underwood will be the new lead character

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in ‘House of Cards’ (Photo by David Giesbrecht; courtesy Netflix)

“House of Cards” will feature Robin Wright as its new lead for its sixth and final season.

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Deadline that the series will resume production in mid-January without its former star Kevin Spacey. Instead, the series’ final eight episodes will shift its focus from Frank Underwood to his wife, Claire Underwood.

Sarandos says the last episodes will “bring closure of the show for fans” and that production resuming will bring back jobs for  “the 2,000 people in Baltimore” who work on the show.

Production on the acclaimed Netflix drama was suspended on Oct. 31 following an onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey.

Netflix has severed its relationship with Spacey, who is “taking the time necessary to seek evaluation and treatment,” also suspending production on Spacey’s other Netflix project, “Gore.”

 

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PHOTOS: Capital Pride Festival and Concert

Keke Palmer, Billy Porter among entertainers

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Billy Porter performs at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Sunday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

The 2024 Capital Pride Festival and Concert was held along Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C. on Sunday, June 9. Performers included Sapphira Cristál, Keke Palmer, Ava Max, Billy Porter and Exposé.

(Washington Blade photos by Michael Key)

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Get ready for Baltimore Pride

Events scheduled throughout weekend

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Baltimore Pride Parade (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key)

Baltimore Pride begins this weekend on Friday, June 14 in the heart of the city.

There will be a variety of events, the main ones being Mt. Vernon Pride on June 14 at 2 p.m. on the 200 Block of W. Read St., the Parade and Block Party on Saturday, June 15 at 3 p.m. on N. Charles St., and Pride in the Park on Sunday, June 15 at 3 p.m. at Druid Hill Park.

For more event details, visit Baltimore Pride’s website

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New film festival to spotlight LGBTQ docs

DC/DOX held in theaters throughout city

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DC/DOX, a new film festival in Washington D.C., began on Thursday, June 13 at E-Street Cinema, the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theatre and Eaton Cinema.

The festival is dedicated to promoting documentary as a leading art form and a series of documentaries on LGBTQ+ stories will premiere, including “Love That Dares Not,” “Sabbath Queen,” and “Familia.” 

For more information, visit DC/DOX’s website.

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