Sexual Harassment Allegations Upended the Two Shows That Put Netflix and Amazon on the Map

Can Transparent and House of Cards survive without Jeffrey Tambor and Kevin Spacey?

Both of the streaming outlets find themselves in uncharted territory. Sources: Transparent, House of Cards

Just five years ago, when Netflix and Amazon first began making original series, no one was sure what to expect from the fledgling content providers. Would their shows have the same budgets as broadcast and cable series? How exactly would audiences watch them? And would they seriously be able to compete with outlets like HBO, FX and AMC?

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