After recent sexual allegations came to light involving actor Kevin Spacey and a then-14-year-old boy, it was announced that House of Cards would be ending its four-year run after its sixth season. However, it now looks like there’s a chance that the sixth season could not go forth as planned as Netflix and MRC are considering what to do in the wake of this controversy surrounding their lead actor. Here are the latest details on the breaking news involving House of Cards season 6 being indefinitely suspended.
The hit Netflix drama House of Cards seems to be in limbo after the major news that has surfaced regarding Kevin Spacey. After recent allegations against Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein, Spacey also had allegations come out involving his unwanted sexual advances towards a minor over 20 years ago. It was soon announced that House of Cards would end with the sixth season, but now that has been halted. Earlier on Tuesday, Deadline reported the news that House of Cards production for Season 6 of the drama was suspended by Netflix. The show had already been in production in Maryland with 13 episodes planned for what was recently announced to be the show’s final season.
A joint statement was released by Netflix and MCR about the situation.
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew.”
Reportedly, House of Cards was already in production in Baltimore for the upcoming sixth season when executives arrived there yesterday. At that time, actor Kevin Spacey wasn’t scheduled to be on set, but the execs met with cast and crew “to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported.”
The allegations against Spacey were learned of over the past several days as actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey had made sexual advances towards him back in 1986. It was said that Spacey appeared to be drunk at the time, and Rapp was just 14-years-old. Spacey commented on the incident, claiming he didn’t remember it happening and that if it happened he owes Rapp, “the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior.”
The Emmy-nominated show House of Cards has been on Netflix ever since 2013 in the United States with Kevin Spacey in the lead role of Congressman Frank Underwood. During his career, Spacey has won the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his role on the show. In addition, he’s won two Academy Awards with one as supporting actor for The Usual Suspects, and the other as Best Actor for American Beauty.
The expectations were that House of Cards Season 6 would go on Netflix sometime in mid-November of next year with 13 episodes to finish the series. As Deadline mentions, it’s not known how this production suspension could impact that schedule. It was mentioned that several weeks ago there was a mass shooting that occurred not far from where House of Cards was being filmed but that the incident didn’t affect the production schedule.
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