Netflix is pulling the plug on one of their first original series: the Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright-led House of Cards.
The streaming giant announced the series will end after its upcoming sixth season. Creators said the decision came months ago, but this is the first official statement. Netflix alerted the cast and creative team today (30 October).
Netflix and producer Media Rights Capital also released a statement regarding the allegations against Spacey.
‘Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,’ it reads. ‘In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported.
‘As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.’
Spacey is also starring in the Netflix film Gore. However, that project might be on the chopping block as well.
‘At least a fictional president can be destroyed’
In the series, Spacey played conniving and bisexual former president Frank Underwood. Many criticized the depiction of a bisexual character.
Fans, predictably, had a lot to say about this decision. Many brought Trump into it.
So House of Cards ends after sexaual assault allegations to a fictional president but in real life that’s a different story. 🐸 ☕️
— Dominique Hamilton (@Underrated_Dom) October 30, 2017
Netflix announced House of Cards will end after season 6, so at least a fictional President can be destroyed by sexual assault allegations.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) October 30, 2017
Just scrubbed out of the operating room hoping to see the President in real life impeached. Instead, it's the one from House of Cards.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) October 30, 2017
Other fans want to see the show continue without him and focused on Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood.
House of Cards Solution:
1. Kill off Frank Underwood
2. Claire steps over the body
3. The show & Claire carry on pic.twitter.com/B9UAjNRrlK
— Jenn (@8675309Carson) October 30, 2017
Others are upset one of their favorite shows is ending.
I'm very upset with the whole spacey thing, Netflix is canceling "house of cards" & I just got good at convincing people I understand it.
— Matt phillips (@Mop94) October 30, 2017
I'm actually hella mad Netflix pulled the plug on House of Cards.
— LA – PATTYP (@ACHES) October 30, 2017
It gives people plenty to consider, though.