Netflix has just announced the 2018 6th season of their original series House of Cards will be the last. This announcement comes hot on the heels of the current Kevin Spacey controversy surrounding allegations of sexual harassment.
Deadline is reporting that Netflix will not be seeking further seasons of House Of Cards, which has become a hit series for the streaming service garnering several award nominations and wins. Spacey won the Golden Globe in 2015 for leading actor in a drama for his role as Francis Underwood, and also the Emmy in 2017. Spacey is also an executive producer for the drama.
Actor Anthony Rapp recently put forth the allegation that in 1986, Oscar winning actor Spacey drunkenly put a teenage Rapp on a bed to "seduce" him. "I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually," Rapp said. Both actors were appearing in a Broadway revivals of Long Day's Journey Into Night and Precious Sons at the time.
This accusation prompted Spacey to take to Twitter last night, not so much admitting fault in the case of Rapp, but not denying it either. He also used the opportunity to come out as a gay man, a long rumored thing in some Hollywood circles.
Since then, others have come forward to lend support to Rapp and claim other instances of similar behavior from Spacey.
Netflix has released a statement:
"Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning 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. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time."