Netflix has confirmed it will not move forward with House of Cards if Kevin Spacey is involved.
A statement from a Netflix representative confirmed that Netflix is committed to working with studio MRC but is reevaluating the show’s presence on the network as long as Spacey is involved. The Netflix representative added that Gore, a feature film that Spacey was committed to star in, will not be moving forward.
“We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show,” the representative said. “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.”
Netflix decided to suspend production on House of Cards’ sixth and final season earlier this week pending an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Spacey from other cast and crew members. The investigation comes after a report from Buzzfeed accused Spacey of sexually harassing Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp when Rapp was 14. Spacey addressed the accusation on Twitter, apologizing for the act but admitting he didn’t remember it.
“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,” a representative told Polygon.
Multiple ideas for a House of Cards spinoff, including one focused on Doug Stamper, are currently in development. It’s unclear when or if this spinoff will come to fruition.