Yesterday it was announced that Netflix would cancel House of Cards after Season 6. The news came after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp shared an experience of how Kevin Spacey made sexual advances toward him when he was only 14-years-old.
Kevin Spacey ended up released a statement offering an apology and also used the opportunity to come out as being gay, which he got a lot of backlash over.
Well, Netflix has taken things a step further. According to Deadline, the streaming service has shut down production of House of Cards Season 6 indefinitely, so right now even the fate of Season 6 hangs in the balance. This is the statement that was released:
"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."
They went on to say that they are "deeply troubled" by the news concerning Kevin Spacey. If they are taking things this far, it makes me wonder if new information has come to light that we don't know about. Shutting down an entire production is a big deal because jobs are at stake.
The sixth season of House of Cards had been expected to consist of 13 episodes and debut in mid-2018 on Netflix. As of right now, It's unclear yet how the stop of production would impact the future of the season.
This is in no way affecting the spinoff series that is currently in development that was reported earlier today. Those series will not involve Kevin Spacey.