House of Cards Fate Unsure Because of Spacey Sex Scandal

Writers with the Netflix series House of Cards are reportedly scrambling to revamp the show’s final season in the wake of Kevin Spacey’s sex scandal allegations.  Two weeks ago, Actor Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery) recounted a story from about 30 years ago alleging sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor.

Netflix and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon quickly reacted to the allegations, with Willimon calling the allegations “deeply troubling,” and Netflix announcing that the sixth season of House of Cards – which was already in production at the time – would be the show’s last.   However, as more allegations of sexual misconduct began to surface mainly from House of Cards crew members, Netflix and House of Cards production company Media Rights Capital (MRC) paused production on the series and then dismissed Spacey from the show altogether.

Now, it appears that House of Cards show runners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are attempting to complete the sixth and final season without Spacey involved.  The easiest way would be to kill Spacey’s character off since the British version of House of Cards does just that.  Although it is unlikely that House of Cards will be canceled, that is the second option.  Stay tuned!

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