Anthony Rapp Is 'Gratified' by Response from Kevin Spacey Allegations

06 December, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Phil Peters
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House of Cards is officially returning for its final season without disgraced star Kevin Spacey.

The decision, now made official, had been rumored for some time Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp went public with allegations of unwanted sexual assault from Spacey on October 29.

However, Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos announced on Monday that an agreement had been reached for an eight episode final season. And we are excited to bring a conclusion to the series for the fans.

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Wright's publicist did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday. In the October 30 statement, Spacey wrote that he does "not remember the encounter", but apologized to Rapp "for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior". Rapp was 14 years old at the time. That report was followed by a slew of other allegations of sexual misconduct, including from more than 20 people at the Old Vic theatre in London, where Spacey was artistic director from 2004-15. But the great unknown remains: what will be the scenario of Frank Underwood? It looks like the main focus will now be on Robin Wright's character in these last episodes. "So, I'm really happy that the people that work on House of Cards are continuing to get to do that work". We now know, via The Hollywood Reporter, that the final season will not only star Wright and write out Spacey in a unusual case of life imitating art, but that the sixth season will be a slim eight episodes, with production set to start in early 2018.

At the end of the fifth season, in a case of art echoing life, Claire became president after Frank resigned in disgrace.

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