Netflix suspends filming on 'House of Cards'

The announcement follows sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey.
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Fans of the Netflix hit House of Cards may never find out what becomes of President Frank Underwood.

That's because filming of the show has been suspended amid sexual assault allegations against its star, Kevin Spacey. 

Netflix made the announcement on Tuesday, a mere day after announcing that the now-filming sixth season would also be the hit show's last

Subsequent tweets from the online streaming giant say the move would give them "time to review the current situation with our producing partners."

Netflix added that "execs are on set this week discussing (the situation) with our cast and crew."

Whether this means the series will be shut down permanently is not yet clear.

The controversy stems from allegations made over the weekend by Star Trek and Road Trip actor Anthony Rapp, who said Spacey made sexual advances towards him in the 1980s – when Rapp was just 14 years old and Spacey 26.

Spacey soon apologized on Twitter for his "deeply inappropriate drunken behavior," saying he couldn't remember the incident. He also came out as gay, a move that was criticized as a cynical attempt to draw attention away from the assault allegations. 

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The potential loss of House of Cards is just one consequence for the Academy Award winner; his online acting courses at MasterClass have been pulled by the website, Variety reports

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