House of Cards ‘double’ cancelled? The political drama is already axed beyond Season 6 in the wake of the Kevin Spacey sexual harassment scandal, but could the ‘sixth and final season’ also be scrapped?
In a statement, Netflix says it will “evaluate our path forward,” potentially leaving the trapdoor open on Season 6:
“When the allegations broke about Kevin Spacey on Sunday night, in conjunction with MRC, we sent a representative to set on Monday morning. Netflix was just made aware of one incident, five years ago, that we were informed was resolved swiftly. On Tuesday, in collaboration with MRC, we suspended production, knowing that Kevin Spacey wasn’t scheduled to work until Wednesday. Netflix is not aware of any other incidents involving Kevin Spacey on-set. We continue to collaborate with MRC and other production partners to maintain a safe and respectful working environment. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the production, and have nothing further to share at this time.”
In the context of House of Cards now seemingly over even before the Season 6 conclusion was announced the day after Star Trek Discovery actor Rapp’s claims went public on October 29, another bombshell is that Spacey went through a session on such inappropriate behavior – a fact never reveled until now by either MRC or Netflix. “Mr. Spacey willingly participated in a training process and since that time MRC has not been made aware of any other complaints involving Mr. Spacey,” MRC said in their statement.
With House of Cards officially cancelled after Season 6 (and possibly before), Netflix is already plotting several spinoff shows to replace the deposed drama.
Should House of Cards be cancelled with immediate effect, or are you willing to watch it die after Season 6? Would you watch the potential House of Cards spinoff?
Stay tuned as we continue to track the survival status of House of Cards Season 6…