Netflix to cancel House of Cards in wake of Kevin Spacey allegations

01 November, 2017, 00:56 | Author: Julio Duncan
  • Kevin Spacey’s Netflix film Gore could be the next in line to be scrapped

A day after announcing that Kevin Spacey's "House of Cards' will end after its upcoming sixth season, producers revealed they have shut down production for the time being".

Deadline reported that Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital were leaning toward ending the show, but cast and crew were made aware of the news with calls Monday morning.

Netflix Inc did not give an explicit reason for deciding to air just one more season of "House of Cards" before pulling the plug on the Emmy-winning, critically acclaimed show, its first original hit series.

Five seasons of the series have aired on Netflix so far and the sixth is now being filmed.

The move came two days after actor Anthony Rapp alleged double Oscar victor Spacey made a "sexual advance" when he was a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago, speaking out in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

Spacey has apologized for the incident which he said he doesn't recall but would have stemmed from "drunken behavior". Spacey also came out as gay in the statement, which was criticized by many as an attempt to deflect from the allegation.


"This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life", he wrote. Speaking to Buzzfeed News, Rapp said Spacey (then 26) invited him to his apartment for a party.

In a joint statement, the companies said that they were "deeply troubled" by the news concerning the 58-year-old actor.

Spacey denied the accusation in a tweet, saying he is "beyond horrified" by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy.

Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards". I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago. "That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception".

A release date for the final "House of Cards" episodes has yet to be announced.

In a statement, he said: "I have a lot of respect and admiration for Anthony Rapp as an actor".

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