Twitter Is Ready for Robin Wright to Take Over 'House of Cards' After Netflix Fired Kevin Spacey

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The first of several sexual assault and harassment allegations against House of Cards star Kevin Spacey broke on Sunday when Star Trek: Discovery actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey made an inappropriate sexual advance toward him when he was 14 and Spacey was 26. Since then, eight current and former House of Cards employees have come forward anonymously, alleging they experienced inappropriate sexual conduct from Spacey on the Netflix show’s set. In the wake of these allegations and others, production on the show’s next season has been suspended, and Netflix fired Spacey from the show on Friday. (Netflix has also canceled an upcoming Gore Vidal biopic he starred in and produced.)

Spacey’s firing has left the question of what to do with the final season of the hit show now that the central character is gone. He played Frank Underwood, a politician manipulating his way to the Oval Office and eventually succeeding in his journey. But fans think a new lead character could be a reasonable way to wrap the series—and their vote goes to the frosty, calculating Claire Underwood, Frank’s co-conspiring wife and politician in her own right, who is played on the show by Robin Wright.

The employees who worked with Spacey on the set of House of Cards told CNN that the star created a toxic work environment. One employee alleged he was sexually assaulted by Spacey. “I have no doubt that this type of predatory behavior was routine for him and that my experience was one of many and that Kevin had few if any qualms about exploiting his status and position,” he told CNN. “It was a toxic environment for young men who had to interact with him at all in the crew, cast, background actors.”

House of Cards‘s production is currently suspended to allow writers to rework the show’s final season and write out Spacey’s character, according to what sources have told The Hollywood Reporter.

In the meantime, fans are making their voices heard on Twitter. They don’t want the show to be canceled; instead, they want season six to begin with Wright’s character, Claire, explaining that her husband has died, and she’s taking over the White House.

It’s official: Twitter is voting for Claire Underwood 2018.

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