Netflix has cancelled House of Cards following allegations against Kevin Spacey
The upcoming sixth season will be the show's last.
Netflix has decided to pull the plug on House of Cards, following allegations against the show's star Kevin Spacey by his fellow actor Anthony Rapp.
Rapp claims that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in 1986, when Rapp was just 14-years-old and Spacey twelve years his senior.
Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital informed cast and crew on Monday that the show would not run past a sixth season.
“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,’ said the companies in a joint statement.
“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.”
Spacey, who was not on set on Monday when the announcement was made, stated on Monday that he did not remember the 1986 encounter but admitted that he was "horrified" by Rapp's revelations.
“If I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior," stated Spacey, who used his statement to reveal that he was choosing now to "live as a gay man."
The final, 13-episode run of House of Cards is expected to stream on Netflix in mid-2018.