Netflix is done with Kevin Spacey in wake of sexual harassment and assault allegations piling up against the "House of Cards" star, and over 20,000 people think they've found a solution for the streaming giant to keep the political drama going: cast Kevin James.
A Change.org petition making the case for James to play President Frank Underwood has garnered 20,450 signatures and counting.
"Losing a great show is hard, no matter the circumstances. However with hardship come[s] the opportunity for a great show to become one of the greatest television shows of all time," the petition's founder 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 Netflix Original series there is."
James is best known for sitcoms "King of Queens" and "Kevin Can Wait," the latter of which is currently in its second season on CBS. He's also starred in a number of comedies from Adam Sandler's production company Happy Madison, including "Grown Ups" and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop."
Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, is facing a career crisis that started when Anthony Rapp publicly accused the actor and producer of making a sexual advance on him decades ago when the "Star Trek: Discovery" actor was just 14. Since then, more men have come forward with disturbing allegations of harassment and groping. One man, who remained anonymous, even claimed Spacey tried to rape him as a teen.
When the first allegations came out, Netflix suspended production on the sixth season of "House of Cards," only to cut ties with Spacey completely after eight men working on the show alleged that Spacey had touched them inappropriately. One production assistant even said the actor once reached into the man's pants during a car ride.
TooFab did not reach out to Netflix for comment on the petition, because we're confident no amount of digital signatures could ever make this casting decision happen.