Anthony Rapp 'Gratified' by Response to Kevin Spacey Allegations

Randolph Lopez
December 6, 2017

Sources at the time told THR that season six was nearly entirely written before Star Trek actor Anthony Rapp went public October 29 with allegations that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances toward him in 1986 - when Spacey was 26 and Rapp was 14. "So, I'm really happy that the people that work on House of Cards are continuing to get to do that work".

However, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced on Monday that an agreement had been reached for an eight episode final season.

Netflix show House of Cards will begin production of its final season next year without its star Kevin Spacey. And we are excited to bring a conclusion to the series for the fans.

Scotland Yard is investigating Spacey, who was artistic director at London's Old Vic theatre between 2004 and 2015, over two allegations of sexual assault.

A publicist for Wright was not immediately available for comment.

Members of the "House of Cards" production staff later came forward in a CNN report with more allegations of sexual harassment and one allegation of sexual assault. As you may know, Anthony accused the Academy Award-winner of coming on to him when he was just 14-years-old.

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Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey as Claire and Frank Underwood in season five of House of Cards

Netflix announced the show's sixth season would be its last days after the first round of allegations surfaced.

"House of Cards" writers have been racing against the clock to find a new direction for the final season in light of Spacey's absence.

Variety reported last month that "House of Cards" producers were contemplating killing off Spacey's character - the devious political animal Frank Underwood - to focus on Wright's Claire Underwood as a way to salvage season 6.

For those mourning the loss of a Frank Underwood gone too soon, don't fret.

Netflix has made a decision to resume filming on House of Cards.

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