Netflix is suspending production on the upcoming season of House Of Cards, following an allegation the show’s leading actor Kevin Spacey made a sexual advance on a 14-year-old boy.
The streaming platform yesterday announced that Season Six of the Washington political thriller would be the show’s last, but today’s announcement confirms production on the upcoming season has been halted.
In a joint statement, Netflix and production company Media Rights Capital say they “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.”
The decision comes after Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp stated that in 1986, Spacey physically picked him up, placed him on a bed, and tried to “get with me sexually.”
Spacey responded to the report by saying he didn’t remember the incident, but that it would have constituted “deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour.”
While Netflix has ceased production on what was intended to be the show’s final season, the platform is reportedly developing on spin-off series which may not feature Spacey’s Frank Underwood.