The final run of House of Cards, which stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as ruthless and ambitious beltway couple, will debut its last 13 episodes in 2018. Executive producers Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese, who replaced exiting creator Beau Willimon last year, are both expected to return as co-showrunners.
The cancellation of House of Cards comes in the wake of star Kevin Spacey‘s sexual assault scandal.
Unlikely to be coincidence, Netflix and Media Rights Capital say they are “deeply troubled” by the Spacey revelation:
“Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey/ In response to last night’s revelations, executives from both of our companies arrived in Baltimore this afternoon to meet with our cast and crew to ensure that they continue to feel safe and supported. As previously scheduled, Kevin Spacey is not working on set at this time.”