Despite overtures that the House of Cards production would leave Maryland if they didn't get more tax incentives, Kevin Spacey and crew will stay.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says a deal has been reached to keep the filming of the hit Netflix show "House Of Cards" in the state.
In a press release, the governor says an agreement has been reached with Media Rights Capital that will keep the filming of the third season of the show in Maryland.
While set in D.C., much of House Of Cards is filmed on a sound stage in Harford County, with many outdoor scenes shot in Baltimore.
Just before the General Assembly convened for its annual session earlier this year, the show's producers threatened to leave Maryland if lawmakers didn't increase the tax credits they receive for filming in the state. Senators and delegates could not reach an agreement to do that after a long legislative fight that felt like it came from one of the show's plot lines.
Under the deal O'Malley announced, Media Rights Capital will receive $11.5 million from the state — some in the form of tax credits and the rest in grants.
The governor says House of Cards is responsible for 3,700 jobs in Maryland and more than $100 million in economic activity.