Netflix Ending 'House Of Cards' After Next Season Amid Kevin Spacey Allegations
Netflix will be pulling the plug on the Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards after the show's sixth season—which is currently in production—airs, Variety reports.
The news comes a day after actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey had made sexual advances on Rapp when Rapp was 14. Spacey made a Bad Apology statement on Twitter last night, saying he did not recall "what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior" against Rapp, and then trying to shift the narrative to his own coming-out story. Many celebrities have also taken to social media to slam Spacey, and denounce the potential conflation of homosexuality and pedophilia.
House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, who exited the show after its fourth season, released a statement Monday saying that he found the allegations "deeply troubling." “During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on ‘House of Cards,’ I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off. That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage," Willimon continued.
Filming for the sixth season of House of Cards began this month in Maryland, and the season is set to air sometime in 2018. Spacey serves as both star and executive producer on the much-heralded show, which is widely credited with establishing Netflix's role as a TV powerhouse.
Netflix shared this statement with Variety's Elizabeth Wagmeister a few minutes ago:
This just in from Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital, regarding Kevin Spacey... pic.twitter.com/c0dyAV7zaI— Elizabeth Wagmeister (@EWagmeister) October 30, 2017