The sixth and final season of House of Cards will resume shooting in early 2018. The accusations involve episodes as recent as 2016, when he is alleged to have sexually assaulted an 18-year-old at a bar on Nantucket, Massachusetts. The eight-episode final season will now be lead by Robin Wright, who stars as Claire Underwood.
Rapp talked to "Entertainment Tonight" Monday about the response he's gotten since coming forward, saying he's been "very surprised" by it all. Netflix suspended production of the sixth season of House of Cards at the end of October after actor Anthony Rapp came forward to accuse Spacey of making unwanted sexual advances toward him more than three decades ago when Rapp was underage.
Rapp explained he is relieved to see the critical step in the right direction toward the abolition of a system which "allowed this sort of thing to continue". The news is the first confirmed update since it was announced Kevin Spacey would no longer be involved following multiple sexual harassment and abuse allegations. In the second half of his post, Spacey wrote, "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man".
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And upon the announcement that the program was going to continue for one last season without Spacey, Rapp took to his Twitter to express his relief.
He also faces claims of "on-set sexual misconduct" by members of the House Of Cards production crew. Sarandos said he was gratified to have reached the deal for the team of 370 people who directly work on the show and for "the 2,000 people in Baltimore" who have jobs working on "HOC".