Following the sexual allegations that got here out in opposition to actor Kevin Spacey yesterday, Netflix has introduced that it will likely be cancelling its flagship TV collection starring the 58-year-old, Home of Playing cards.
The Golden Globe award-winning collection is considered one of Netflix’s most popular shows, presently in its sixth season. And though many would argue that it might go on for years, Netflix introduced this morning that the present would finish after the present season, shortly after the Kevin Spacey sexual allegations surfaced.
‘In response to final night time’s revelations, executives from each of our corporations arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to fulfill with our forged and crew to make sure that they proceed to really feel protected and supported,’ a Netflix spokesperson introduced. ‘As beforehand scheduled, Kevin Spacey is just not engaged on set presently.’
Netflix was fast to level out that they made the choice to finish the present earlier this yr and that the daring motion was not solely in response to the sexual allegations presently dealing with the present’s main actor.
The allegation got here from Anthony Rapp who got here ahead this week to accuse the Oscar-winning actor of historic sexual harassment, going down when Rapp was simply 14 and Spacey was 26, with Spacey allegedly mendacity on high of the kid at a celebration in his New York house.
‘Anthony Rapp’s story is deeply troubling,’ introduced Home of Playing cards creator, Beau Willimon. ‘Throughout the time I labored with Kevin Spacey on Home of Playing cards, I neither witnessed nor was conscious of any inappropriate behaviour on set or off. That stated, I take experiences of such behaviour significantly and that is no exception. I really feel for Mr Rapp and I help his braveness.’