Netflix has canceled its popular original series “House of Cards” in the wake of allegations against star Kevin Spacey.
Deadline reports that Netflix will end the series after its currently-filming sixth season. They are also reporting that Spacey’s biopic “Gore” about Gore Vidal may also be canceled.
The cancellation came just hours after “Star Trek: Discovery” actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of unwanted sexual advances when Rapp was just 14.
Deadline included an excerpt from the statement by Media Rights Capital and Netflix where they express they were “deeply troubled” and added:
“In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”
Rapp’s allegations against Spacey are the latest in an ever-growing list of reports of sexual harassment, assault, and rape against Hollywood elite. The fallout from the Harvey Weinstein and James Toback accusations continues as more victims are starting to come forward.
Following Rapp’s account, Spacey issued a statement in which he claimed no memory of the incident, but apologized. His statement met further controversy, though, when many in the LGBTI community took issue with his decision to announce that he will “live life as a gay man.”
“House of Cards” has been nominated for dozens of Primetime Emmys. Spacey himself has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor for all five seasons.
The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” is scheduled to stream on Netflix sometime in 2018.