The ‘House of Cards’ is slowly and steadily collapsing to the ground.
According to E! Online, the streaming giant and producer Media Rights Capital has decided to suspend the production of the sixth and final season of the series, starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.
The companies said in a joint statement, “MRC and Netflix 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 move comes just two days after ‘Star Trek’ actor Anthony Rapp revealed that Spacey attempted to sexually assault him in 1986, when Rapp was just 14.
Spacey, who was aged 26 at the time, claims he does not remember the alleged attempted assault but issued a public apology which he also used to come out as gay.
Less than 24 hours later, Netflix announced it was cancelling ‘House of Cards’ after its sixth season, which was still in production.
Season six of ‘House of Cards’ had been expected to consist of 13 episodes and debut in mid-2018 on Netflix. It is unclear yet how the stop of production would impact that.