House of Cards comes tumbling down: Netflix fires Kevin Spacey
Netflix has fired Kevin Spacey following allegations of sexual harassment.
Amid mounting concerns about the actor's inappropriate behavior, bosses at the streaming service have announced the leading man and producer, who played disgraced president Frank Underwood in the political drama "House of Cards," will no longer be part of the sixth and final season.
Netflix executives have also pulled the plug on Spacey's upcoming movie Gore, a biopic on the author Gore Vidal.
A statement reads: "Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey... 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."
Production on the sixth season of "House of Cards" was shut down earlier this week after actor Anthony Rapp went public with sexual harassment claims against Spacey. The "Star Trek: Discovery" actor alleged the Spacey had pinned him to a bed in his apartment when Rapp was just 14.
Anonymous co-workers have since come forward with more allegations of sexual misconduct against Spacey.
Netflix bosses are now working with "House of Cards" production company officials at Media Rights Capital to determine what to do with the show, but those close to the drama fear the series might now be axed for good.
Sources tell Deadline Spacey and co-star Robin Wright were filming the third episode of the final season when production was halted on Halloween.
Spacey, who has been dumped by his publicist and agents at CAA, is seeking "evaluation and treatment" in the wake of the sexual abuse allegations against him.
Meanwhile, police officials at Scotland Yard in Britain have opened an investigation into Spacey after a male actor claimed he was sexually assaulted by two-time Oscar winner in London nine years ago.