- 31 Oct 17
In the wake of disturbing historical sexual harassment allegations made against Kevin Spacey, the streaming giant has confirmed that it's pulling the plug on the popular political thriller.
Netflix has revealed that the upcoming sixth season of 'House of Cards, which is currently in the middle of production at the moment, will be its last episodes.
However, the production companies are denying that the sordid allegations made against Kevin Spacey are the reason, claiming that it was a decision made "months ago".
But many will no doubt feel it's a bizarre coincidence that the news is only being made public now, as the house of cards literally come crumbling down in Kevin Spacey's private life.
Many Hollywood insiders now believe that the Oscar winner's glittering career is over after it was claimed he tried to force himself on a terrified young teenage boy, 'Star Trek: Discovery' actor Anthony Rapp, back in the 1980s.
Spacey is being heavily criticised for the wording of his public apology issued on Twitter and accused of trying to deflect from the claims made against him by coming out as a gay man.
Spacey is also being heavily criticised for his bizarre attempt to blame the fact that he was drunk for the sordid "sexual advance" on such a young boy.
In a joint statement, the two production companies behind the hit show said they "are deeply troubled by last night's news concerning Kevin Spacey".
They also said: "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."
The show's creator Beau Willimon said: "Anthony Rapp's story is deeply troubling. During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off.
"That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception. I feel for Mr. Rapp and I support his courage."