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House of Cards to continue after Kevin Spacey allegations? But there’s a catch 

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The streaming service called time on the political drama after Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp, now 46, claimed that the lead actor Spacey tried to seduce him when he was just 14-years-old.

Spacey has since apologised for the alleged 1986 incident, stating that he cannot remember it but offering a "sincere apology" for what he said would have been "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".

Netflix confirmed that the decision to end House of Cards was made prior to the allegations of Spacey's inappropriate sexual behaviour, and now the producers are considering potential spin-offs to keep the series alive without Spacey, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The website reports that one possible story line centres around chief of staff Doug Stamper (played by Michael Kelly).

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Another possibility supposedly being mulled over by Netflix bosses is a House of Cards-esque series focusing on Wall Street power brokers and the political influence they wield behind-the-scenes in the White House and Congress.

A third option is said to be a show following the Washington DC media, who have been locked in a battle with Spacey's Frank Underwood and Robin Wright's Claire Underwood.

The streaming service is not said to be considering a progression into feature films.

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Spacey was accused of trying to seduce former child actor Anthony Rapp in 1986

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Spacey came out as gay in his apology to Rapp

After Rapp's allegations, Spacey issued his apology via Twitter, also using the statement to address "other stories" about his personal life.

"As those closest to me know, in my life I have had relationships with both men and women," he said. "I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man.

"I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behaviour," the actor concluded.

Express.co.uk has contacted Netflix asking for comment.

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