Netflix’s five-time Emmy nominated series House of Cards will be pulled after six seasons. This news comes less than 24 hours after series star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct by Anthony Rapp who was a minor at the time the incident occurred. The sixth and final season of House of Cards is scheduled to be 13 episodes long and should debut in mid-2018 on Netflix.
What Rapp told Buzzfeed the accusations being leveled against Harvey Weinstein have compelled him to come forward: “And not to simply air a grievance, but to try to shine another light on the decades of behavior that have been allowed to continue because many people, including myself, being silent. … I’m feeling really awake to the moment that we’re living in, and I’m hopeful that this can make a difference.”
Why This Matters: “House of Cards” is a five-time Emmy nominee for outstanding drama.
Spacey’s work on the series has also earned him five Emmy nominations for outstanding actor in a drama.
Spacey now, but who’s next? Following the legions of women that have come out and spoke against Harvey Weinstein, more names have been dropping in both the entertainment and news industries. This could just be the tip of the iceberg and the fallout could be devastating for Hollywood which has remained quite on these issues.
“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.” – Statement by Media Rights Capital
“This story has encouraged me to address other things about my life…I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.” – Kevin Spacey