Update: The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Netflix was already planning on ending ‘House of Cards’ after the sixth season. The timing with the sexual assault allegations are coincidental.
This weekend ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ star Anthony Rapp detailed an encounter with ‘House of Cards’ star Kevin Spacey, where Spacey made sexual advances towards a then-underage Rapp.
Kevin Spacey immediately issued an apology and came out as gay, a move that has made many people angry at his previous actions and his redirected apology.
In the wake of this controversy, Deadline is reporting that Netflix will end ‘House of Cards’ following its upcoming sixth season. The show has been a staple of the streaming service, and drew in big subscriber growth over the past few years, as Netflix turned its efforts to focus on a growing library of original content.
There are also rumors that Netflix is considering pulling the plug on Spacey’s upcoming Netflix original film ‘Gore.’
All weekend, there has been a rising voice of Netflix subscribers calling for Netflix to pull ‘House of Cards’ upcoming seasons from production. We will be monitoring closely when the sixth season releases in 2018 to see if the protests create any sort of damage to the series. It seems likely that this might be the case.