Netflix Announces House of Cards to End Amid Kevin Spacey Scandal

Netflix Announces House of Cards to End Amid Kevin Spacey Scandal

The Hollywood Reporter and Variety reported earlier today that the award-winning Netflix series House of Cards would end following its sixth season, which is now in production and was slated to air in mid-2018.

"House of Cards" will end its run on Netflix with its upcoming sixth season.

Sources told TV Line, however, that the decision to pull the plug on "House of Cards" was made months ago and is not in response to the allegations against Spacey.

Anthony Rapp claimed Spacey made an unwanted sexual advance toward him when he was just 14.

Spacey has apologized to Rapp via Twitter, while also confirming long-running rumours about his own sexuality and coming out as a gay man. News that Spacey and director David Fincher were updating the project, an adaptation of a British series and Michael Dobbs novel of the same name, as a beltway drama for the USA sparked multiple bids from stateside programmers (including HBO) before finally going to Netflix with a straight-to-series order for two seasons at a price tag then estimated to be around $100 million.

In a statement, Netflix said: 'Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning Kevin Spacey.

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After Kevin Spacey came out as gay following accusations he acted inappropriately towards a 14-year-old boy 30 years ago, Rose McGowan has slammed the actor for his apology.

"I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out, to shine a light and hopefully make a difference, as they have done for me", the actor said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Late Sunday, Rapp claimed that then-26-year-old Spacey drunkenly put the teen on a bed to "seduce" him. There's a Netflix film in the works called "Gore" and it's about Gore Vidal played by Kevin Spacey. He wrote that he owed Rapp a "sincere apology" for what he said would have been "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior."A representative for Spacey did not immediately respond to Reuters for comment".

A spokesperson for the festival tells me that plan remains in place. "I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually". He has denied the allegations of sexual assault.

On Monday, reactions to the allegations and Spacey's response came from across an industry roiled by allegations against Harvey Weinstein and other prominent figures.

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