Amid Kevin Spacey Scandal, Netflix Is Ending House of Cards After Upcoming Season
It appears we are now starting to see the fallout over actor Anthony Rapp’s allegation that Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him when Rapp was only 14 years old.
According to Deadline, Netflix announced today that they have decided to cancel their hit political series House of Cards after the upcoming sixth season of the Spacey starrer airs in mid-2018. Spacey has won critical praise for his portrayal of the immoral Frank Underwood in recent years.
Deadline also reported that a Netflix film starring Spacey, a biopic on author Gore Vidal, is now in doubt and could be cut.
Netflix and Media Rights Capital released a joint statement this afternoon about Spacey, stating that the actor is “not working on the set at this time” and that they are both “deeply troubled” by the recent news:
Netflix and Media Rights Capital have issued a joint statement on Kevin Spacey: pic.twitter.com/8lSMtKHZoh
— Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) October 30, 2017
In an interview with Variety, former House of Cards showrunner Beau Willimon stated that he found the allegations made against Spacey “deeply troubling” and that while he didn’t personally witness that type of behavior from Spacey, he takes “reports of such behavior seriously.”
After BuzzFeed’s explosive story containing Rapp’s allegation was published Sunday night, Spacey released a statement apologizing to Rapp but claiming he didn’t remember the encounter. Spacey also came out as a gay man in the statement, leading to widespread criticism over the belief that the actor was trying to change the media narrative.
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