Netflix Suspends Production on House of Cards 'Indefinitely' After Kevin Spacey Allegations

House of Cards filming SUSPENDED by Netflix in wake of Kevin Spacey accusations

Spacey was not scheduled to be on set.

Deadline reported that Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital were leaning toward ending the show, but cast and crew were made aware of the news with calls Monday morning.

Two sources close to the show told CNN that the production team was told months prior to filming that the sixth season would be its last. However, while Netflix has said that this will be the last due to the allegations made against the actor, several reports have suggested that the producers had chose to end the series well before the allegation emerged.

Spacey's work on the series has also earned him five Emmy nominations for outstanding actor in a drama.

"The International Academy has announced today that in light of recent events it will not honor Kevin Spacey with the 2017 International Emmy Founders Award", the organization said in a statement with only one sentence. "This is not a coming-out story about Kevin Spacey, but a story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and all those who bravely speak out against unwanted sexual advances".

Rapp told BuzzFeed he was in Spacey's apartment for a party in 1986, and that at the end of the night, Spacey picked him up, placed him on a bed and climbed on top of him.




Rapp, now 46, said he came forward after allegations against Harvey Weinstein sparked conversations about sexual abuse and harassment in the entertainment industry. I honestly do not remember the encounter, it would have been over 30 years ago.

"Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning Kevin Spacey", they said in a statement.

Less than three hours after the story broke, Spacey offered an apology on Twitter.

MasterClass declined to disclose how many people had enrolled in Spacey's class (and the startup hasn't released other subscriber numbers previously).

Although House of Cards will come to an end after season 6, the universe could continue on.

"That said, I take reports of such behaviour seriously and this is no exception".

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