Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Cancels 'House of Cards' amid Kevin Spacey Controversy

Magazine article Screen International

Netflix Cancels 'House of Cards' amid Kevin Spacey Controversy

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Show’s end had been on cards for several months; Netflix, MRC “deeply troubled” by Spacey reports.

House Of Cards is officially ending with its forthcoming sixth season.

The announced ending of Netflix’s political drama comes less than 24 hours after actor Anthony Rapp, now 46, alleged House Of Cards star Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was 14.

Sources confirmed that the decision to bring House Of Cards to an end had been in the works for several months and was not made in response to the furore that has engulfed Spacey.

House Of Cards, an adaptation of the British series and Michael Dobbs novel of the same name, premiered in 2013. The political drama was Netflix’s first big push into original programming and has garnered 46 Emmy nominations, with six wins. …

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