Netflix Cancels ‘House Of Cards’ Amidst Kevin Spacey Scandal
The hit show will end after it airs its sixth season in 2018.
By Sarah Kuta on October 30, 2017
Following allegations of sexual misconduct against star Kevin Spacey from actor Anthony Rapp, Netflix has decided to cancel the hit show “House of Cards” after it airs its sixth season in 2018.
Variety broke the news Monday afternoon.
Netflix shared an official statement:
Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey. In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.
“House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon (who served as show runner up until Season 5), tweeted a reaction to the accusations against Spacey, and said that while nothing inappropriate transpired on his set that he was aware of, he will not condone such behavior.
My statement regarding Anthony Rapp and Kevin Spacey: pic.twitter.com/8z6zotHWE5
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) October 30, 2017
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