House of Cards to end after sixth season, Netflix says amid Spacey sexual abuse allegations

ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON
Published 30.10.2017 22:59
Updated 30.10.2017 23:00
This file photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows actor Kevin Spacey arriving for  the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show House of Cards in Washington, DC.
This file photo taken on February 23, 2016 shows actor Kevin Spacey arriving for the season 4 premiere screening of the Netflix show "House of Cards" in Washington, DC.

Netflix said on Monday its political drama "House of Cards" will end after its upcoming sixth season.

The announcement came on the heels of a sexual abuse allegation against series star Kevin Spacey.

The decision to conclude "House of Cards" was made several months ago, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

Actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey tried to seduce him in 1986, when Rapp was a young teenager. In a statement, Spacey apologized for any "drunken" misbehavior and also came out as gay.

The final season of "House of Cards" is in production. The Emmy winning-drama starring Spacey and Robin Wright as an Oval Office power couple kick-started Netflix's success in producing original shows.

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