The price of doing business with predators is high. A new Netflix earnings report from the end of 2017 reveals that the streaming giant took a staggering $39 million write-down in disbanding the relationship with Hollywood abuser Kevin Spacey, both in shortening the final House of Cards season and shelving the actor’s Gore Vidal biopic.
The tidal wave of consequences from Hollywood sexual assault seemingly never reached The Ranch star Danny Masterson, even as Netflix executives inadvertently disclosed their dismissal of his accusers. Now, The Ranch has finally let Masterson go, and the actor doesn’t seem to be taking the news well.
House of Cards hasn’t come forth with many updates since beginning to part ways with star Kevin Spacey, but there may yet be hope on the horizon. A new report suggests the Netflix drama will finally get back to work in December, albeit with some new crew.
It didn’t take long for Netflix and House of Cards to distance themselves from star Kevin Spacey in the wake of pedophilia accusations from actor Adam Rapp. Producers placed Spacey on leave with intent to rewrite House of Cards’ final season around Robin Wright’s Claire, but the process of severing the toxic star may be more costly and complicated than we thought.
All week long we’ve seen House of Cards continually crumble under allegations against Kevin Spacey, but is there hope yet for the final season? A new report suggests producers are looking into continuing the series around Robin Wright‘s Claire Underwood, albeit after a very frank exit.