Netflix is taking out the trash. As we watch Kevin Spacey’s career implode over allegations that he attempted to seduce Anthony Rapp when the latter was only 14-years-old and Spacey was 26, the streaming giant announced that House of Cards will end after its upcoming sixth season.
The news comes hours after the show’s creator Beau Willimon called the allegations “deeply troubling,” but said that he had no idea about any inappropriate behavior by Spacey. “During the time I worked with Kevin Spacey on House of Cards, I neither witnessed nor was aware of any inappropriate behavior on set or off. That said, I take reports of such behavior seriously and this is no exception.”
Public backlash against the acclaimed actor has been harsh and swift. Though, that’s largely thanks to the fact that his response to the allegations was to blame alcohol for his actions; he then tried and failed to shift the narrative to him coming out as gay, which he called a choice.
So, yeah, good job Netflix for canceling the show. But there will still be the entire final season, airing in 2018, because before the allegations surfaced, production was already underway.
Goodbye, Frank Underwood and Kevin Spacey.