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'House of Cards' to film in Baltimore on Friday

The filming of the sixth and final season of Netflix’s “House of Cards” is coming to downtown Baltimore on Friday.

According to a notice from the show’s production company, the series will be filming from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, and traffic and parking will be affected.

“House of Cards,” which debuted on Netflix in February 2013, has been filming in the Baltimore area from the start. The majority of the filming is done on a soundstage in Harford County.

The series’ first five seasons starred Kevin Spacey as congressman, and later president, Frank Underwood, a ruthless and manipulative politician unafraid to do whatever is required — including murder — to acquire power.

Spacey was fired form the show last year amid charges of sexual misconduct. Season six will focus on his equally dangerous wife, Claire, who ended season five as president herself, seemingly about to betray her husband. Claire Underwood is played by Robin Wright.

Here’s how parking and traffic will be affected:

On Thursday and Friday, parking will not be allowed on Redwood Street, between Calvert and South streets (except for valet parking); Baltimore Street, between Liberty and Hanover streets; and Guilford Avenue, between Centre and Bath streets. Restrictions will remain in effect from 4 p.m. Thursday to 11 p.m. Friday.

On Friday and Saturday, there will be no parking on the east side of Holliday Street, between Saratoga and Lexington streets. This restriction will remain in effect from 7 a.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday.

On Friday, parking will not be allowed on the east side of Gay Street, between Water and Lombard streets, from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on Calvert Street, between Baltimore and Redwood streets, from 4 p.m.-11 p.m.

In addition, on Friday between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., motorists driving on Calvert Street between Lombard and Baltimore streets may experience delays due to filming. Police will be on hand to direct traffic.

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