Production on House of Cards' final season has finally resumed. The show hit a major snag last year with the loss of its star Kevin Spacey, but now it sounds like things are back on track. Not only that, but it also seems that the House of Cards cast has officially grown by two, as Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have both joined the Netflix-based political series.
At this point, no information has been revealed about who Diane Lane is specifically playing in her upcoming tenure on House of Cards. Having said that, knowing the actress' resume -- which includes DCEU films like Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as movies like The Perfect Storm and Hollywoodland, there's a lot to get excited about. She's also no stranger to the small screen world, as she will also appear in Matthew Weiner's The Romanoffs later this year.
In addition to Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear has also joined House of Cards for a similarly undisclosed role. Like Lane, Kinnear has a long history on the big and small screen, with roles in projects like As Good As It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine, and the recent Philip K. Dick TV adaptation, Electric Dreams.
Looking beyond these two newcomers to the House of Cards world, Netflix has also announced that most of the show's previous cast will return as well. Among these stars are Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Patricia Clarkson, Jayne Atkinson and Constance Zimmer.
Obviously, we cannot talk about the new additions to the House of Cards cast without also talking about Kevin Spacey. As many of you already know, Netflix severed ties with the Baby Driver actor last year following allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him by Star Trek Discovery's Anthony Rapp. As a result of this development, Spacey (and, by extension, Frank Underwood) has been removed from House of Cards, and the show will continue without him by refocusing its story on other characters, chiefly Robin Wright's Claire Underwood, and introducing these new actors and their characters to replenish the ranks of the series. This will allow Netflix to finish up its run with an eight-episode season.
Now that we know about Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear's new roles on House of Cards, we will bring you more information related to the Netflix series' final season as more details become available to us. Until then, hop over to CinemaBlend's 2018 midseason premiere guide and make sure to listen to the most recent episode of The Cord Cutter Podcast to hear everything that we have to say about the latest developments in the streaming world.
Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.
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