The current Kevin Spacey sex scandal appears to have brought down House Of Cards for good. The sixth season of the Netflix show was announced as the final season just after the first wave of Spacey allegations broke and then producers hit the pause button to halt filming as they attempted to figure our how to progress. However, things have only snowballed and now it has been announced that the show will undergo a major transformation – if it continues at all.
Spacey has been axed from the show and his film Gore (which has already been shot) has been canned by the online behemoth. Will they kill-off Spacey’s Frank Underwood and have Robin Wright‘s Claire continue? Or just recast Underwood (doubtful, who would want to replace Spacey in the role?). They’re also mulling scrapping the show for good, a bold move but one that might be necessary considering the baggage now attached to it.
Here’s the official word from Netflix:
Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show. We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.
These are strange times and major figures will continue to fall in the post-Weinstein scandal Hollywood.