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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Well, it looks like production of Netflix’s sixth and final season of House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely, Deadline reports. In a joint statement to the outlet, MRC and Netflix said:

“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.”

This announcement comes a day after Netflix stated that Season 6 would be the last for the political drama. This seemed to come as a result of allegations of unwanted sexual advances from its star Kevin Spacey, but it was unclear this was a premeditated ending. One thing is clear, however — that them suspending the show’s production is very much a result of these allegations.

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So what does this mean for House of Cards? Are they just taking time to address concerns to the cast and crew, or could this perhaps mean that Netflix is contemplating canceling Season 6 altogether? Admittedly, I was a bit surprised they didn’t do so to begin with, but given that they’re already waist-deep in production, it makes sense that Netflix wouldn’t want to throw their investment completely into the wind.

We’ll have to wait and see what the end result is, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up shutting down the show completely. After all, these allegations certainly have to make for an awkward atmosphere on set.

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • TheOct8pus

    In other words, they’re going to see if anything comes of these allegations, and if Spacey stays blacklisted….once things blow over, they’ll release the show…

    It could end up being the most watched season of HoC….

    • AmiRami

      Thats pretty much how I read this. This is a corporation that is only interested in making money. So they will hold off so long as their brand is in jeopardy but only for that long.

  • Moby85

    That’s the tough part of allegations. But “suspend” is probably the right idea and term for it. I think Spacey’s dug a hole for himself too deep regardless of the outcome.

    He used his “apology” for this to also proclaim himself as a member of the gay community. I had my hair done for the costume linked below last night and the married gay couple that did my hair said the community is going to shun and boycott him for trying to exploit this opportunity to…Join the community? Gain sympathy? He’s accused of pedophiliac attempted rape. Not good.

  • Kristopher Goforth

    Just stop already. Finish the show up. Deal with personal issues in private. I hate that everybody who has a story about sexual advances or misconduct, just does so in the public forum and behind the safety of the bandwagon. If it was so shitty why not come forward years ago. And what the he’ll was a 14 year old doing at a Hollywood party? Where was guy’s parents? The story stinks of attention whoring. Besides, everyone knew Spacey was gay, everyone. You will see more of this happen over the next year or so. Complete garbage and no way to validate the people who were actually abused.

    • Ramodelmar

      What bothers me is these are “allegations”. Correct me if I’m wrong but does any type of evidence exist that prove these allegations? Even with Cosby & Weinstein, it took multiple allegations repeating the same story for people to start questioning and believing it but I feel everyone took the bait on this with the quickness. Someone says “he tried to touch me” over 30 years ago?? I agree, this shit stinks and I’m not buying it just yet.

      • AmiRami

        No evidence exists that I know of but you don’t need evidence when Spacey himself doesn’t deny it.

    • Rad4Cap

      Damn it, I want my Bread and Circuses! And I don’t give a f*ck who gives it to me or what they’ve done. I only care about ME!

      “Hollywood” isn’t the problem. It is the symptom. THIS mentality is the problem.

  • Victor Roa

    the thing is, right now the biggest controversy is “how long did they know.” And I heard Spacey was gay for over 20 years. This is just producers being pro-active to the immediate concerns, and this is bad because the production is huge on HoC, over 100 mil a season.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.