Netflix is parting ways with its flagship series. The streaming service announced the upcoming sixth season of House of Cards will be its last. According to sources, this decision was made weeks before Anthony Rapp went public, accusing Kevin Spacey of making a pass at him when he was only 14-years-old.
The political drama first premiered in 2013 and marked Netflix’s first piece of original programming. It’s the first original online television series to receive major Emmy nominations. To date, it has received 33 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor for Spacey, and Outstanding Lead Actress for Robin Wright, for each of its first five seasons.
In light of Rapp’s accusations, Netflix issued a statement about Kevin Spacey. Read it below.
“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.”
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