After news of Kevin Spacey’s sexual misconduct allegations, MRC and Netflix have decided to put the production of the current season of House of Cards on hold indefinitely. A lot has happened with Spacey’s cash cow in the last 24 hours. After accusations from Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp, Spacey apologized and come out as gay in the same statement. Alluding to the fact, that being gay was the reason for it. Also, claiming he might have been drunk.
“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” the two companies said in a joint statement to Deadline.
In a statement released on Monday, Netflix and MRC executives arrived at the Baltimore location “to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported” following the allegations.
There is no clear reason as to why production was halted. There may have been issues with cast members feeling confused by the startling news. Maybe give the cast and crew some time to let the news blow over before production resumes. Maybe even a structure on how to exit Spacey’s character out early to prevent the series from suffering when it debuts.
Needless to say, all of this is strictly speculation. According to the site, the series was expected to film 13 episodes. No release date was formally announced but believed to be released in mid-2018.