Anthony Rapp 'gratified' by response to his allegations against Kevin Spacey

Kristopher Drake
December 6, 2017

The drama series will resume production in early 2018 on an eight-episode sixth season that will star Robin Wright, Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos announced Monday morning. We now know, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the final season will not only star Wright and write out Spacey in a odd case of life imitating art, but that the sixth season will be a slim eight episodes, with production set to start in early 2018. Several past and present crew members of House of Cards told CNN that Spacey created a "toxic" work environment through alleged acts of sexual harassment and assault.

Actor Anthony Rapp says he is "gratified" by the responses he has received in the wake of his sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey. Production was called to a halt on October 31 as writers have been figuring out how to continue the series without Spacey, who starred in the lead role of Frank Underwood for five years and five seasons now. In the second half of his post, Spacey wrote, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man". The final season was originally supposed to run 13 episodes. Sarandos said he was gratified to have reached the deal for the team of 370 people who directly work on the show and for "the 2,000 people in Baltimore" who have jobs working on "HOC". Producer Media Rights Capital suspended him.

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House of Cards was Netflix's first original series order.

Netflix, which also cancelled plans on a Gore Vidal biopic starring Spacey, recently expressed interest in a House of Cards spin-off, though those details are also up in the air.


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