Netflix Halts 'House of Cards' After Spacey Harassment Claims

Netflix has suspended production of “House of Cards” following a sexual harassment allegation against star Kevin Spacey, putting the future of the company’s defining show in jeopardy.

Production of the sixth and final season of the political drama was just getting underway in Baltimore, though Spacey had yet to arrive. Spacey, 58, who stars as venal politician Frank Underwood, was accused of making sexual advances toward a 14-year-old boy more than 30 years ago.

Netflix and Media Rights Capital, the studio that makes and owns the series, must decide whether to proceed given the allegations against Spacey, an Oscar-winning actor who helped put Netflix on the map as a home of high-end TV. The show was Netflix’s first hit original series, earning critical praise, winning awards and convincing millions of people to sign up for the streaming service.

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