With at least three criminal investigations under way involving allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment against “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey, Media Rights Capital, the Netflix drama’s producer, gave the show’s cast and crew an update Sunday on plans to get the production rolling again.
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USA Today reports that the memo “acknowledged that with the holiday season starting, producers would understand if crew members took other jobs and would not be available if work on the series does restart.”
The show’s current hiatus will be extended at least another two weeks, with producers promising another update by Dec. 8. Production on season six, which will be the show’s last, was halted soon after it began.
“The move came quickly after sexual harassment and assault accusations against Spacey were reported by men, some of whom were minors during the alleged incidents,” USA Today reports. “The actor is now the subject of multiple investigations in Nantucket, Mass., and London.”
Media Rights Capital executive Pauline Micelli writes in the letter: “We continue to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon. As we continue these discussions, we have determined together that the crew will be paid for an additional two week hiatus — beginning on November 27th and continuing through December 8th.”