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“House of Cards” ending could cost 2,000 Jobs in Baltimore

“House of Cards” ending could cost 2,000 Jobs in Baltimore

A couple thousand people in Maryland have a lot riding on “House of Cards.”

Michael Piekutowski, who has worked as an electrician on the series since Season 4, waits to see whether the hit Netflix drama will survive star Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct scandal.

“House of Cards,” which for five seasons has been filmed in and around Baltimore, is one of the state’s biggest productions. Piekutowski told CNN the show helps the city’s economy, not just those who work on set.

“There are local businesses that are benefiting from a major studio production, like caterers, dry cleaners, transportation companies,” he said.

Last week, Netflix cut ties with Spacey, who was also an executive producer for the series, a day after CNN published new allegations of sexual harassment from several current and former members of the “House of Cards” production staff.