Yesterday, Netflix, the studio behind the acclaimed Kevin Spacey drama House of Cards, announced their decision to let the series end after season 6, which was slated to begin filming soon. The streaming service has apparently changed course, and today announced that production on the political dystopian fan favorite is suspended indefinitely.
The decision is in response to the explosive sexual misconduct allegations leveled at Spacey by Anthony Rapp in a Buzzfeed interview.
“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,” the streaming service and producer Media Rights Capital said in a statement.
Netflix and MRC executives have reportedly traveled to the House of Cards set in Baltimore this week to meet with cast and crew and “to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported.”
It remains unclear what Netflix will do with the property. Some reports indicate the streaming service is interested in developing a spinoff without Spacey’s central character.