At the start of the week, a serious allegation surfaced against actor Kevin Spacey. Anthony Rapp, currently being seen in Star Trek: Discovery, accused Spacey of ‘unwanted sexual advances’ when he was just 14 years old. Spacey hardly denied the allegation either, apologising and choosing to come out as a gay man at exactly the same time.
Netflix moved quickly in the wake of the news, confirmed already-existing plans to end the hit show House Of Cards – that Spacey stars in, of course – after its currently-filming sixth season. But now, the firm has shut down House Of Cards filming altogether, potentially leaving season six of the show unfinished.
A statement issued by Netflix and production company MRC announced that “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”.
Spacey had not been working on set this week. Netflix is planning House Of Cards spin-off series, of which Spacey will not be a part.