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Netflix Halts Production on Final Season of 'House of Cards'

October 31, 2017

UPDATE (1:30 pm ET on 10/31): Production has reportedly been halted on the sixth season of Netflix's House of Cards.

The Hollywood Reporter says that production on the series' sixth season (which was underway in Baltimore) has been "suspended indefinitely" following the sexual harrasment allegations that surfaced against Kevin Spacey. 

“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 companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday

ORIGINAL STORY (published at 11 am ET on 10/31): If you're a fan of the Netflix original series House of Cards, we have some bad news for you. The streaming giant has decided to end the series after season 6 which will air next year.

The decision to cancel the series was actually made months ago, according to a spokesperson for the network.The announcement, however, was finalized as a result of the recent allegations against the series' star, Kevin Spacey

Anthony Rapp, an actor best probably known for Rent, came forward late Sunday with allegations that Spacey had tried to seduce him when he was just 14 years old at a party. Rapp is now 46 years old. 

Spacey issued an apology yesterday after the allegations. He also publicly spoke about his sexuality for the first time ever:



Regarding the fate of House of Cards, there is some good news. Variety is reporting that Netflix is moving forward with plans for a spinoff based on the hit series. They say there are “multiple” ideas at this point. It is not clear if Kevin Spacey would return for any of those possible series.

The sixth season of House of Cards is currently in production in Baltimore. Spacey is not on the set at this time, but Netflix’s executives visited the set earlier this week to make sure the show’s cast and crew still feel “safe and supported," according to a report from the NY Times.

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