Production on the sixth season of House of Cards has been stopped indefinitely following the sexual harassment claim against the show’s leading actor Kevin Spacey.
Netflix and the series producer Media Rights Capital made the announcement on Tuesday, just one day after the companies said that Season 6 will be the show’s final season.
“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,” reads the companies’ joint statement.
The Emmy-nominated House of Cards has been in production in Baltimore. Executives from Netflix reportedly arrived in the city on Monday “to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported” following the allegations against Spacey.
“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,” the companies said in a joint statement Monday.
Kevin Spacey plays President Francis Underwood, a manipulative politician, in the TV series. Season 5 of the show ended with Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood as the President of the United States as Spacey’s Underwood resigned.