‘House of Cards’ Spinoff in Works Amid Kevin Spacey Sexual Misconduct Accusation

Netflix eyeing new series hours after announcing end of flagship drama

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A “House of Cards” spinoff could be on the way at Netflix, TheWrap has learned. This comes hours after the streaming service announced that the political drama would end with its upcoming sixth season in light of Anthony Rapp accusing Kevin Spacey of a sexual advance years ago.

Netflix and “House of Cards” producer Media Rights Capital are exploring a number of possible ideas, include a project focused on Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) to be written by Eric Roth, an executive producer on the flagship drama.

Rapp, who appears on “Star Trek: Discovery,” said Spacey tried to “seduce” him three decades ago, when Rapp was 14. Spacey has apologized but said he does not remember the events in question.

Netflix and Media Rights Capital said in a statement released earlier today that they are “deeply troubled” by Rapp’s story. Meanwhile, “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon said that he takes “reports of such behavior seriously.”

Spacey has starred as diabolical politician Frank Underwood since the February 2013 launch of “House of Cards,” which is currently in production on Season 6. He has earned five consecutive Emmy nominations for the role.

Netflix declined to comment on this story.