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House Of Cards Announces Final Season Amid Spacey Scandal

Variety is reporting that Netflix’s hit White House series, House of Cards, will cease airing after its upcoming sixth season, which is in production. 

The news comes as the show’s co-producer and co-star, Kevin Spacey, faces accusations that he sexually assaulted Star Trek: Discovery cast member Anthony Rapp when the latter was 14. 

In apologizing for his "deeply inappropriate drunken bahavior," Spacey simultaneously came out as a gay man. 

This “deflection” that’s been roundly criticized by the likes of Decider, which points out that (SPOILER ALERT!) Season Five’s cliffhanger provides an easy opportunity to eliminate Spacey’s character, Frank Underwood, from House of Cards entirely.