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“House of Cards” fans want another Kevin to take on the popular Netflix show in the wake of sexual assault allegations against the show’s star Kevin Spacey. Would you believe, Kevin James?
A Change.org petition is calling for James to replace Spacey on “House of Cards,” a petition which already has over 18,000 signatures. Once it gets to 25,000, it will be delivered to Netflix’s co-founder Reed Hastings.
“Losing a great show is hard, no matter the circumstances. However with hardship come the opportunity for a great show to become one of the greatest television shows of all time,” fan Robbie Pyma wrote. “I think Kevin James can elevate ‘House of Cards’ to a globally adored franchise like ‘Game of Thrones’ and make the entire world focus on one of the most important Netfix [sic] Original series there is.”
James has reunited this with his “King Of Queens” leading lady, Leah Remini, for the second season of his CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait.” He does, however, have a relationship with Netflix, who will be debuting his stand-up special that’s to be taped later this year and will debut on the streaming service in 2018.
Last week, “Star Trek: Discovery” star Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making sexual advances on him when he was 14 years old. Since then, more than a dozen men subsequently came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by the Oscar winner.
On Friday, Netflix officially cut ties with Spacey after CNN reported eight people who work or have worked on “House of Cards” said Spacey had created a “toxic” work environment through a pattern of sexual harassment.
In addition, Spacey was dropped by his publicist and his agent, CAA. On Thursday, Spacey’s publicist released a statement that the star was seeking unspecified “evaluation and treatment.”
A spokesperson for James has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.