Sources say production has been shut down for two weeks (and potentially longer) to give the staff more time to rework a final season that had been almost completely plotted out.
The future for Netflix’s House of Cards may be coming into sharper focus.
A day after several employees on the Kevin Spacey drama accused the star of inappropriate behavior, sources say the writing staff on the political series is actively reworking the sixth and final season to write the actor out of the show. Netflix declined comment.
Sources note that season six was almost entirely written before Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp went public Oct. 29 with allegations that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him in 1986 — when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14. Production on the first two episodes had already been completed and a table read for episode three was on the schedule. Netflix and producers Media Rights Capital said they were “deeply troubled” by Rapp’s claim and traveled to the show’s Maryland set to ensure cast and crew felt safe and supported.