It has truly hit the fan this time.
News is now trickling in that filming for the upcoming 6th and final season of the American political thriller, “House of Cards”, has been suspended indefinitely. From what little we know, the cast and crew of the Media Rights Capital-produced series were told of the shutdown just a couple of hours ago.
“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,” the companies said in a joint statement to Deadline.
Yesterday, a Netflix spokesman confirmed that season 6 of Netflix’s multiple award-winning flagship series, “House of Cards”, will be the last. The decision to can the series came after allegations of unwanted sexual advances in 1986 by Kevin Spacey against then-14-year-old Anthony Rapp emerged. The “Star Trek Discovery” star claimed that Kevin Spacey “made a sexual advance” at a party 31 years ago.
Initially, Netflix and “House of Cards” producers Media Rights Capital issued a joint statement to say that they were “deeply troubled” the allegations against 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,” it said.
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Source: Deadline / Featured image: Netflix.