'House of Cards' to resume minus star Kevin Spacey

Frederick Owens
December 6, 2017

After star Kevin Spacey was accused of propositioning an underage Anthony Rapp in 1986, Netflix announced that the upcoming sixth season of House of Cards would be its last.

Discovery actor alleged the Oscar victor had pinned him to a bed in his apartment when Rapp was just 14.

"I've been very surprised by it all", the Broadway star told ET at Monday's One Night With the Stars charity concert for women and children battling cancer. Or even more frightening are the people saying they had "heard" things but weren't in the room and were afraid to come forward.

Netflix has optednotto pull the plug on House of Cards in the wake of Kevin Spacey's abrupt termination and will instead refocus the series' sixth and final season around Robin Wright's Claire Underwood. Only later did other cast members learn that the reason involved stories of "inappropriate sexual behavior" with a young actor.

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Monday's update - wildly speculated - follows the streaming giant's November 3 decision to sever ties with Spacey following mounting allegations of sexual harassment against the actor. It was considered likely that Spacey would be written out of the show.

Amid the scandal, Netflix announced that Season 6 would the show's last and that Spacey would no longer be a part of the project.

He further explained at the charity concert: "It was important to me that the ripple effects of everything that's gone on don't negatively affect too many people". Sarandos said he was particularly pleased to have reached the deal for the team of 370 people who directly work on the show and for "the 2000 people in Baltimore" who have jobs working on Cards.

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