Season 6 is the last of the political drama “House of Cards”

Posted 2017/12/12 367 0

Uncouth, ruthless, manipulative and murderous would be some of the few descriptions one could give Kevin Spacey who
plays as Francis Underwood in the political Television series House of Cards. Being the leading man, accusations against him would not have been a good thing for his role in the series.

Spacey is being accused by the new Star Wars: Discovery Anthony Rapp that he made sexual advances when he was 14 year at the time. Then Spacey was 26-year-old and n a drunk, Rap when to add that he put me on the bed to “seduce” me. “I was aware that he was trying to get with me sexually”. This all happened when both of them were staring at Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Precious Sons, on Broadway.

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Making no attempts to cover up this allegation, Hours before the story broke, Spacey went on to publicly apologize blaming “his drunkard state” and also took the opportunity to come out as gay. In his own words, he said “I have loved and had romantic encounters with men and women. I have loved and ad romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.”

This statement, however, was met with a backlash by the gay community, led by Sarah Kate the GLAAD president and CEO in her own statement said “Coming-out stories should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault.

In a joint statement Netflix and House of Cards production company Media Rights Capital stated that “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.” It was also clarified that at the time of the statement, Spacey was not on the set at the time.

Beau Willimon, the show’s creator and former showrunner, “found the allegations deeply troubling” said in his own statement to People he said, “I worked with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, I never witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off.” He went on to commend Rapp for “his courage”. And went on to state that “ I take reports of
such behaviors seriously and this is no exception. I feel or Mr. Rapp.

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It has been a praised role and an amazing career for Spacey having, two Academy Awards, a Tony Award and a Golden Globe Award under his belt is a great achievement. Before the allegations, Netflix had begun production on the sixth season, even though they had not officially announced the production of another season. This is after the fifth season ending with now ex-President Francis Underwood resigning in disgrace and handing the Oval office to Robin Wright Claire Underwood to become the first Americas POTUS. The political Drama final episodes starring one of America’s ruthless political families will air in 2018.

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But according to, a Netflix representative, pulling the plug off the House of Cards production was not based on the sexual allegations against Kevin Spacey but the decision had been taken months before. Probably based on the fact that the show had received favorable reviews in its first 2 seasons, but inconsequent seasons the reviews were Deeping and thus
the venture did not seem viable anymore.

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