'House of Cards' Halts Production on Sixth Season Following Kevin Spacey Allegations
Spacey's online acting course has also been pulled
Published Oct 31, 2017It was revealed yesterday (October 30) that Netflix's popular series House of Cards would end after six seasons. Now, the streaming giant has made the decision to stop production on the final instalment of the show entirely following allegations of sexual misconduct against star Kevin Spacey.
As Deadline reports, cast and crew were informed of the decision this morning (October 31). "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 two companies said in a statement.
Netflix revealed yesterday that the decision to end the show after six seasons was made months in advance of the allegations against Spacey. On Sunday (October 29), actor Anthony Rapp publicly accused the actor of making sexual advances towards him as a teenager.
Additionally, an online acting class that Spacey had conducted for celebrity-led online learning site MasterClass has been pulled. As Variety reports, the class included 28 video lessons in which Spacey discussed how to deliver a monologue, deliver impressions and more.
"In light of recent events, MasterClass has closed enrolment in Kevin Spacey's online class," the company said in a statement. MasterClass declined to tell Variety how many people had enrolled in the class.
Spacey responded to the allegations with a statement on Twitter, writing that he was "beyond horrified" to hear the allegations before insisting that he "does not remember the encounter."