Emmy-nominated TV series, House of Cards, set to conclude in its upcoming sixth season amid sexual allegations against lead actor, Kevin Spacey.
Final episodes of the Netflix produced political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless political operators in the United States government, will air in 2018.
The news came less than 24 hours after Spacey was accused of and responded to allegations of unwanted sexual advances in 1986. Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp, alleged this in an interview given to Buzzfeed.
Spacey responded on Twitter with an apology, saying he did not remember the incident, and also admitted that he is now choosing to live as a gay man.
According to The Guardian UK, Media Rights Capital and Netflix, who produce House of Cards, released a statement on Monday in response to the allegations against 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,” the statement said.
Still according to The Guardian, a Netflix spokesperson confirmed to Guardian Australia that the decision to end the show was made months earlier, and not in response to the allegations about Spacey surfacing.