In the last 72 hours fans of the popular Netflix series, House of Cards have received one bad news after the other.
It all started when actor, Anthony Rapp in an interview with Buzzfeed accused Kevin Spacey of making unwanted sexual advances at him in 1986. Rapp was only 14 years old at the time while Spacey was 26.
Later the same day, Kevin Spacey issued a statement addressing the accusation. He maintained that he had no recollection of such an incident but that he was apologetic for what he said would have been, “…Deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour.”
— Kevin Spacey (@KevinSpacey) October 30, 2017
The next day, Netflix announced that Season 6 of House of Cards would be its final. The web-streaming giant however clarified that the decision to conclude the series had been taken in June 2017 and had no connection with the Rapp-Spacey scandal.
While fans were deeply disappointed with the cancellation of the series, they were happy to have some closure with the final season.
However, on Tuesday, Netflix US sent out another tweet that has put a huge question mark on the the future of the Emmy winning show.
Production on the final season of House of Cards is suspended until further notice.
— Netflix (@netflix) October 31, 2017
As much as the fans want the show to stay, they are equally unwilling to give Kevin Spacey a clean chit on accusations of pedophilia. The troubled fans are now clamoring for a spin-off series that centers around the character of Clair Underwood (Robin Wright).
House of Cards is acting like they can’t make a show without a lead male, Robin Wright deserves the lead 🗣 pic.twitter.com/J1V5j2IHK2
— Julian (@juliansusername) October 31, 2017
CAN HOUSE OF CARDS JUST KILL OFF SPACEY AND HAVE ROBIN WRIGHT BE THE PRESIDENT
Robin Wright doesn't deserve this pic.twitter.com/R1sZRQpdda
— sammie g (@sammie_garcia10) November 1, 2017
Whether or not a spin-off will happen is anybody’s guess. However, House of Cards is among Netflix’s most viewed shows and so if enough people demand a spin-off, the web series might just receive a lifeline.