The final season of House of Cards has resumed production on Wednesday after a temporary suspension due to the sexual misconduct allegations brought forth against series star Kevin Spacey last October. After consideration, Netflix decided to continue the series for a sixth and final season without Spacey, finally putting Robin Wright front center as the show’s lead.
That’s not all of the good news to come out of Netflix on Wednesday though. The streaming service also announced that Academy-Award nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear would be joining the cast. The only thing that we know about their roles is that they will be playing siblings. Lane recently wrapped up an Amazon Original anthology series titled The Romanoffs and Kinnear just got his feet wet in the political pool playing Joe Biden in HBO’s Confirmation.
Additional House of Cards cast members Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGives will all be returning. The timing of the production start and casting announcement comes at a bittersweet time for the series, which debuted its first season as the first original Netflix program on February 1, 2013.
What do you think about the casting news? Will you be tuning into the final season?
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