After the sexual assault scandal surrounding Kevin Spacey, Netflix renewed "House of Cards" for the sixth - and final - season.

Led by Spacey and Robin Wright, the political drama is currently in production of the final 13 episodes. Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are expected to return as co-showrunners. Along with Spacey and Wright, David Fincher is also one of the notable executive producers of the show.

According to Netflix and Media Rights Capital, this news is unrelated to the allegations against Spacey. In a joint statement to TVLine, they are troubled by the news, and they met with cast and crew to ensure that they are safe and supported.

As scheduled, Spacey is not working on set, in Baltimore, today.

The final year will make its debut in 2018. The fifth season has been available on Netflix since May 30.

Original programming

The drama was the one responsible for the original programming at Netflix. An adaptation of a British series and Michael Dobbs novel, the streaming service ordered the straight-to-series in 2011, with two seasons confirmed.

David Fincher and Kevin Spacey were developing the project and were in talks with several networks before going to Netflix. It premiered in 2013.

One of the favorites at awards shows, "House of Cards" got 46 nominations at the Emmy Awards, with six wins in total, so far. The series also has two Golden Globes.

Although the TV show has not had its ratings announced, it was one of the top 20 most-watched shows on Netflix.

Spacey's scandal

On October 29, Anthony Rapp ("Star Trek - Discovery") talked, in an interview with BuzzFeed News, about an aggressive advance towards him when he was 14 years old that was made by Kevin Spacey. At the time, the "House of Cards" actor was 26.

Today, in response, Spacey apologized for the "inappropriate drunken behavior" and came out as gay. However, the apology and the admission did not receive a positive response from the Hollywood industry. According to a few tweets, many of them believe that he came out as a way to "decrease" the behavior made over 30 years ago.

To Billy Eichner, for example, Spacey used the wrong time to come out. Wanda Sykes tweeted that "You don't get to 'choose' to hide under the rainbow! Kick Rocks!."

Sarah Ellis Kate, CEO of GLAAD, told The Hollywood Reporter that a coming-out story should not be used to deflect from allegations of sexual assault and this story of survivorship by Anthony Rapp and those who speak about unwanted sexual advances.