Netflix suspends ‘House of Cards’ production after Spacey allegations

Netflix says its political drama “House of Cards” will end after its upcoming sixth season. (Screengrab)

Production of next season's award-winning "House of Cards" season six has been suspended indefinitely in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against its star Kevin Spacey, Netflix announced Tuesday.

Media Rights Capital and Netflix said the suspension was "until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew."

The decision to conclude “House of Cards” was made several months ago, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision.

Actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey tried to seduce him in 1986, when Rapp was a young teenager.

In a statement, Spacey apologized for any “drunken” misbehavior and also came out as gay.

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