'House of Cards' to resume minus star Kevin Spacey


'House of Cards' to resume minus star Kevin Spacey

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight Monday, Rapp said, "I've been surprised by all of it". "I've been very gratified by the response I've gotten from so many people". "I think all of this is an important step to dismantle the machinery that allowed this sort of thing to continue".

Netflix's first original series House of Cards has been on hold ever since sexual abuse allegations surfaced against lead actor Kevin Spacey, but today, Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed that the service plans to move forward with the final season of the series.

Spacey was also replaced by Christopher Plummer in Ridley Scott's drama All the Money in the World, leading to last-minute reshoots before the film's release on 22 December.

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that series six was nearly entirely written before Star Trek actor, Anthony Rapp went public on October 29th with allegations that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in 1986 - when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was just 14. In the October 30 statement, Spacey wrote that he does "not remember the encounter", but apologized to Rapp "for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior".

Netflix had in November said they would no longer be working with Spacey, after being pressured to cancel the show.

It is also reported that the House of Cards producers are contemplating killing off Spacey's character, the devious Frank Underwood and focusing on Robin Wright's character Claire Underwood in the season ending.

Rapp took to Twitter the same day to send his best to the show's remaining cast members.

"It was important to me that the ripple effects of everything that's gone on don't negatively affect too many people", Rapp explained to ET of his tweet.

According to a report by The Guardian, it is also rumoured that Netflix is seeking to launch a House of Cards spin-off to extend the life of their most successful franchise.



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