House of Cards Replaces Kevin Spacey With 2 Oscar Nominees

Production has resumed on the final season of Netflix show
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2018 4:58 PM CST
House of Cards Production Resumes With 2 New Stars
This image released by Netflix shows Robin Wright in a scene from "House Of Cards."   (David Giesbrecht/Netflix via AP)

(Newser) – Netflix resumed production on its first—and last—Kevin Spacey-less season of House of Cards Tuesday, making up for the loss of the show's one-time star by bringing aboard not one but two Academy Award nominees, the New York Times reports. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast as siblings—though no other details about their characters are known. It will be Lane's first regular TV gig.

As previously reported, the sixth and final season of House of Cards will focus on Robin Wright's Claire Underwood, wife of Spacey's Frank Underwood. Spacey was fired from the show, which went on a three-month hiatus, in October following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. A premiere date for the final eight episodes of House of Cards hasn't been set. (Read more House of Cards stories.)

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