As the final season of House Of Cards was being written, and almost finished, actor Anthony Rapp came forward with allegations that Spacey, the face of the Netflix drama House Of Cards, had made unwanted sexual advances toward him back in 1986. The allegations caused complete shutdown of production on the 6th and final season of the show. Today, reports surfaced that season 6 of the show will go on as scheduled, just without the show’s star actor.
The Hollywood Reporter (@thr) reports, a day after several employees on the Kevin Spacey drama accused the star of inappropriate behavior, sources say the writing staff on The House Of Cards are actively reworking the sixth and final season to write the actor out of the show. Netflix declined to comment.
Sources note that season 6 was almost entirely written before actor, Anthony Rapp went public October 29th with allegations that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him in 1986. Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14 years-old at the time. Production of the first two episodes of the final season had already been completed and a table read for episode three was on the schedule. Netflix and producers, Media Rights Capital said they were “deeply troubled” by Rapp’s claim and traveled to the show’s Maryland set to ensure cast and crew felt safe and supported. Production on season six was suspended a day later.
“They shut it down to figure out how to write him out”, a source told The Hollywood Reporter. Sources also said that the decision to make season six the last season of the show had been made during the summer. Long before the sexual assault allegations against Spacey had been made public. Season six had always been meant to be the final season of the show.