The Return Of Kevin Spacey: “You Wouldn’t Believe The Worst Without Evidence, Would You?”

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey briefly returned to his House of Cards role of “Frank Underwood” in a video posted to his YouTube channel that has lots of folks scratching their heads.

The actor, who was fired from the hit Netflix series amid several allegations of sexual impropriety, speaks to the camera in the same style utilized by ‘Frank’ with language that could apply both to his character’s sudden death and his own personal legal challenges.

According to The Boston Globe, Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned on January 7 in Nantucket regarding a criminal complaint of indecent assault and battery that allegedly happened in July 2016.

A link to the video was tweeted out by Spacey (his first tweet in a year) minutes after the Globe’s story was published.

In the video, titled “Let Me Be Frank,” the 59-year-old begins by staring at the viewer saying, “Oh, I know what you want.”

“Oh sure, they may have tried to separate us, but what we have is too strong, too powerful,” he continues.

Is he talking about himself and the audience? Or himself and ‘Frank?’

Referencing his “deepest, darkest secrets,” the Academy Award winner says, “I showed you exactly what people are capable of.”

He also says he knows what his audience wants – “You want me back.”

He then takes a turn, sharing, “Of course, some believed everything and they’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear me confess it all.”

“They’re just dying to have me declare that everything said was ‘true’ and that I got what I deserved,” Spacey laments without directly mentioning the real-world allegations. “Wouldn’t that be easy, if it were all so simple?”

“You wouldn’t believe the worst without evidence, would you?”

“You wouldn’t rush to judgements without facts, would you?”

“Despite all the poppycock, the animosity, the headlines, the impeachment without a trial, despite everything, despite even my own death, I feel surprisingly good,” Spacey says referencing Frank’s death. “And my confidence grows each day that soon enough you will know the full truth.”

Clearly, Spacey is attempting to offer his own House of Cards finale, but there’s a wink of the eye in his choice of words and timing of the video.

Interestingly, most commenters on the YouTube page are raving, saying the ‘scene’ was much better than the actual final season of House of Cards.

Watch the three-minute video below and let me know what you think in the comments section.

Trailer: Final Season Of Netflix’s “House Of Cards”

Squeee!!!

Streaming giant Netflix released the official trailer for the upcoming sixth and final season of its hit political drama, House of Cards.

As I’ve already reported, we know Kevin Spacey’s “Frank Underwood” is killed off in the new season.

In this new trailer, we get a sense of how Robin Wright’s “Claire Underwood,” who became the first female president of the United States at the end of last season, will handle those around her.

“I’m not going to be told what to do anymore,” she tells one former ally, “not by you or any man.”

Oscar-nominees Diane Lane & Greg Kinnear will play “Annette & Bill Shepherd,” siblings who are apparently behind-the-scenes power players in Washington politics.

Its hard to tell if Lane is Claire’s new ally or foe. At one point, she shares with Claire that she slept with now-dead Frank Underwood years before.

They say timing is everything, so you’ll note the streaming service plans to drop the entire final season on November 2, just four days before the midterm elections.

Watch the trailer below.

“House Of Cards” Kills Off Kevin Spacey’s ‘Frank Underwood’

Just in case folks didn't get the memo, Netflix's hit show House of Cards is D-O-N-E done with Kevin Spacey and his character, "Frank Underwood."
Robin Wright

Just in case folks didn’t get the memo, Netflix’s hit show House of Cards is D-O-N-E done with Kevin Spacey and his character, “Frank Underwood.”

The series tweeted out a brief tease of the upcoming final season of the political thriller featuring Robin Wright, “President Claire Underwood,” at his grave.

So, there you go.

Spacey was famously accused of sexual misconduct by actor Anthony Rapp last year during the initial wave of the #MeToo movement.

Things snowballed from there as crew members of House of Cards also alleged the Academy Award winner of harassing them onset, as well as a London bartender.

Since then London’s Metropolitan Police have begun an investigation into three additional claims of sexual misconduct.

Tease: ‘House Of Cards’ Starring Robin Wright

Robin Wright as “President Claire Underwood”

In the aftermath of sex abuse allegations against actor Kevin Spacey, Netflix cut the Oscar winner loose from the acclaimed series House of Cards and has announced the final season of the political drama will focus on Robin Wright’s “Claire Underwood” serving as president of the United States.

The streaming network dropped this tease on July 4 with Wright delivering the single line, “Happy Independence Day, to me.”

The last season saw ‘Claire’ ascend to the presidency with the promise that she would pardon Spacey’s  ‘Frank Underwood’ from multiple crimes. The final scene saw ‘Claire’ dodge that promise, and for the first time she turned to address the viewing audience (as ‘Frank’ had done throughout the series) and say, “My turn.”

Both hubby Michael and I are big fans of the series. At any given badass moment, we’ve declared to the living room, “I want to be Claire Underwood!”

Squeee! Can’t wait!

Netflix Announces “House Of Cards” Will Resume Production Without Kevin Spacey

Netflix has announced that production on the 6th and final season of House of Cards will resume in early 2018, according to chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

Via Variety:

Production of “House of Cards” season 6 was suspended in October, following sexual assault allegations against star Kevin Spacey.

Season 6 of the political thriller will be eight episodes, starring Robin Wright, Sarandos said. The final season will not include Spacey, as previously announced.

“We were really excited we could get to an agreement… for the conclusion of the show,” said Sarandos, speaking Monday at UBS’s Global Media and Communications Conference in New York.

“House of Cards,” the first major original show for Netflix, is produced by Media Rights Capital (MRC) and is shot in Baltimore. 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.”

Netflix Will Not Be Involved With Any Further ‘House of Cards’ That Includes Kevin Spacey

First came the allegations of sexual aggression by Kevin Spacey.

Then, Netflix announced that the sixth season of House of Cards would be the last, adding that the decision had been made months ago.

Then, Netflix abruptly stopped production on that sixth season of House of Cards.

Now, Netflix says the streaming network will not be associated with any House of Cards that includes Spacey.

Via Variety:

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of House of Cards that includes Kevin Spacey,” a spokesman for Netflix said in a statement. “We will continue to work with MRC during this hiatus time to evaluate our path forward as it relates to the show.”

Production on the sixth season of “House of Cards” was suspended Tuesday following a Buzzfeed report that accused Spacey of assaulting actor Anthony Rapp in 1986 when the “Star Trek: Discovery” actor was 14 years old.

On Thursday, Spacey was dropped by CAA and his longtime publicist, Staci Wolfe. On Friday, Scotland Yard opened an investigation into the veteran actor in response to an allegation that he sexually assaulted a male thesp in London.

As Variety exclusively reported, Netflix is mulling a “House of Cards” spinoff in an attempt to save its flagship series.

Additionally, the Gore Vidal biopic planned by Netflix to star Spacey may very well be canned.

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Netflix Suspends Production On Final Season Of HOUSE OF CARDS


Anthony Rapp: Kevin Spacey Made Sexual Advance Towards Me At Age 14

Netflix Suspends Production On Final Season Of HOUSE OF CARDS

Deadline is reporting that Netflix has hit pause on filming the final season of hit series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey in the aftermath of Anthony Rapp’s allegations of unwanted sexual advances made by Spacey when Rapp was 14-years-old.

Filming on the upcoming sixth and final season of Netflix’s Washington D.C.-set drama House of Cards has been suspended indefinitely. Cast and crew of the MRC-produced series were told of the shutdown this morning.

“MRC and Netflix have decided to suspend production on House of Cards season six, until further notice, to give us time to review the current situation and to address any concerns of our cast and crew,” the two companies said in a joint statement to Deadline.

The news comes less than 24 hours after Netflix announced that House of Cards will end with its upcoming sixth season as allegations of unwanted sexual advances in 1986 by HoC star Kevin Spacey against then-14-year-old Anthony Rapp had emerged.

Netflix says the decision to make season 6 the last season of the series was made months ago.

There are rumors of a possible spin-off series starring one of the other lead actors.

News Round-Up: October 30, 2017

(via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

• Woofy Alex Abramov and friends wish you a ‘bear-y’ scary Halloween (above). And those are some pretty awesome pumpkin carvings, no?

• Just hours after Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp accused House of Cards star Kevin Spacey of unwanted sexual advances when Rapp was 14 years old in 1986, Netflix has announced the cancellation of House of Cards after the upcoming sixth season in mid-2018.

• Colton Haynes is now sharing pics from his weekend wedding to designer Jeff Leatham via Instagram (below).

Colton Haynes & Jeff Leatham

• Egyptian police are using Grindr to lure gay men to hotels and arresting them.

Kenneth-in-the-212 demonstrates what makes for good “head” lines.

• Conservatives lawmakers in Australia say they may try to delay legalizing marriage equality should the “Yes” side win as expected.

• Apparently, Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth “wants to be Chris Pratt.” I think we’re lucky we get to have both Chris’ along with Pine and Evans 🙂

A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Oct 27, 2017 at 1:55pm PDT

Kevin Spacey To Host 2017 Tony Awards

According to the Hollywood Reporter, film (“The Usual Suspects,” “American Beauty”), TV (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and theater veteran (“The Iceman Cometh,” “Lost in Yonkers”) Kevin Spacey has been tapped to host this year’s Tony Awards on CBS June 11th at 8PM ET.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

“I was their second choice for Usual Suspects, fourth choice for American Beauty and 15th choice to host this year’s Tony Awards. I think my career is definitely going in the right direction,” said Spacey. “Maybe I can get shortlisted to host the Oscars if everyone else turns it down.”

Last year’s awards were held at the Beacon Theatre and hosted by Tony winner and Late Late Show host James Corden. The Hamilton-heavy broadcast — in which the hit musical won 11 awards — was the most-watched Tonys in 15 years.

The nominations are slated be announced the morning of May 2nd by Christopher Jackson (“Hamilton”) and Jane Krakowski (“She Loves Me,” “Nine”).

Spacey’s hit Netflix series “House of Cards” returns for Season 5 on May 30, 2017.