It has been a bad week for Kevin Spacey. He was suspended from his Netflix show House of Cards, longtime manager throws up deuces, even television series using his name went into an eleventh-hour ADR session. All because he has a thing for teenage boys. Bet he didn’t see this coming when he woke up for work on Monday. Well, the hits just keep on coming with Netflix parting ways with the actor on the series and his upcoming biopic.
“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,” Netflix said in a press release. “ 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.”
For the House of Cards series, it was reported online that only two episodes of the new season were filmed. There is a possibility that the series could return to production after Thanksgiving, according to Deadline. “We’ve really been told nothing, which leads a lot of us to think that it’s over,” a House of Cards insider told Deadline today of where things stand.
The season was completely written when production began, but the time will allow MRC and the writers to figure out an option without Spacey. If it does return, you can expect a scenario where Spacey’s character is killed off. However, the finale of season five would be a good ending point. They may go off into the spinoff series.
“While we continue the ongoing investigation into the serious allegations concerning Kevin Spacey’s behavior on the set of HOUSE OF CARDS, he has been suspended, effective immediately,” MRC said in a statement on Friday. “MRC, in partnership with Netflix, will continue to evaluate a creative path forward for the program during the hiatus.”
Gore was a biopic of Gore Vidal that has recently ended production and about to go into post. Netflix has pulled the plug on that movie. It will be interesting if Netflix will ever release it at some point. I would not be surprised if we see it on their streaming service in a few years. That should be enough time for people to forget.