Netflix has taken a stand to end its political drama House of Cards which was nominated for an Emmy at the conclusion of its upcoming sixth season amid sexual allegations against Kevin Spacey
The final episodes of the TV series, starring Spacey and Robin Wright as political operators in the United States government, will air in 2018.
The Oscar-winning actor was accused of trying to seduce Anthony Rapp as a 14-year-old child by laying down on top of him at a party at his apartment in New York in 1986.
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— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
In what has been a career-defining and critically appraised role, Spacey plays the malicious and murderous now ex-President Francis Underwood in the Emmy nominated Netflix series. Season 5 of the show ended with Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood now in the Oval Office as America’s first female POTUS as Spacey’s Underwood resigned in disgrace.
A Netflix spokesperson confirmed to that the decision to end the show was made months earlier, and not in response to the allegations about Spacey’s sexual assault allegation surfacing.
The 13-episode Season 6 of House of Cards is expected to debut in mid-2018 on Netflix.