Over the weekend, allegations arose against Kevin Spacey by actor Anthony Rapp, who detailed an encounter that took place when the latter was just 14 years old. Today, Netflix has announced that the next season of “House Of Cards” will be its last. You do the math.
The streaming service has announced that next year’s sixth season will be the last chapter in the story of the Underwoods. Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese have taken over showrunning duties from Beau Willimon, who left the show after season five, and the suggestion by THR is that it was the plan all along to end the series next year. But the timing is certainly….interesting….coming right on the heels of the ongoing Spacey controversy. The political drama is a flagship series for Netflix, and it’s a loss no matter how it ends, but with their lead actor and star in a harsh spotlight at the moment, embroiled in an issue that doesn’t look like it’ll be going away anytime soon for Hollywood, it could leave an ugly legacy on show.
No debut date has been given just yet for “House Of Cards” season six, but it’s expected to arrive in 2018. However, at the moment, Kevin Spacey is not on the set of the production.
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) October 30, 2017