Production on the final season of House of Cards is suspended until further notice.— Netflix US (@netflix) October 31, 2017
Netflix has halted production on House of Cards 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” has been roundly criticized by activists and celebrities alike, including Spacey's gay Margin Call co-star Zachary Quinto.
As word of Spacey's scandal spread, Netflix announced that House of Cards' sixth season would be its last.
Now the streaming service tells Deadline it will "review the current situation" and "address any concerns of our cast and crew" before deciding when--or whether--to resume production.
I came forward with my story, standing on the shoulders of the many courageous women and men who have been speaking out 1/3— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 30, 2017
Everything I wanted to say about my experience is in that article, and I have no further comment about it at this time.— Anthony Rapp (@albinokid) October 30, 2017