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Netflix suspends 'House of Cards' production amid Spacey allegations

The lead actor had been accused of sexually assaulting a minor.
Nicole Lee, @nicole
10.31.17 in AV
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Yesterday, Netflix announced that it would be canceling House of Cards after its sixth season. And though it had planned to wrap the series up anyway, the recent allegations that lead actor Kevin Spacey had sexually assaulted Star Trek Discovery's Anthony Rapp when he was 14 doesn't help matters. Now, it appears that the sixth season itself may be in jeopardy.

Today, both Netflix and Media Rights Capital have released a joint statement suspending the show's production: "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."

When Netflix announced the series cancellation yesterday, the company had said that it was "deeply troubled" by the accusations against Spacey, and had arranged a meeting with executives and the cast and crew. Spacey was not on the set at the time.

It turns out that Netflix is also reportedly working on a spinoff to House of Cards after the series ends. One of the ideas floated around was to follow the story of Doug Stamper, played by actor Michael Kelley.

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