Netflix has made the announcement that they have officially cut their ties with actor Kevin Spacey, revealing that he will no longer be in the series House Of Cards.
The company has also cancelled the release of his upcoming biopic on Gore Vidal, called Gore.
The announcement comes after sexual assault allegations were made against the actor, as well as misconduct claims, by Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp.
A representative from Netflix revealed, “Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey. We will continue to work with [production company Media Rights Capital] during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show. We have also decided we will not be moving forward with the release of the film Gore, which was in post-production, starring and produced by Kevin Spacey.”
Producers are reportedly looking over Kevin’s contracts, according to Variety, to see whether the show will be able to proceed without him, fearing that production may be shut down and hundreds will lose their jobs.
Speculations of a spin-off House Of Cards series are also in talks, focusing more on Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood character.
In other reports, Kevin’s publicist Staci Wolfe has also dropped him as a client, according to the New York Times, and his talent agency CAA has also removed him from their management.