'House of Cards' is back in production with two new stars

'House of Cards' is back in production with two new stars

Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are joining the cast as it enters the home stretch.

With Kevin Spacey gone from Netflix's flagship series House of Cards and Robin Wright installed as the show's lead after a lengthy production hiatus, the streamer is finally ready to get rolling on the show's final season. The details of their roles are being kept under wraps, but it is known the two will play siblings. Plus, with some of the accusations against Spacey coming from the House of Cards crew, there was no way he'd have ever been allowed back on that set.

Lane and Kinnear join Golden Globe victor and Emmy Award nominee Robin Wright, as well as Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver in the final season.

Resuming production on House of Cards comes after the streaming giant noted in its fourth-quarter earnings report that it lost $39 million on an "unexpected" charge for "unreleased content we've decided not to move forward with", including a planned Gore Vidal biopic that was to star Spacey.

The series' future was put in doubt after sexual miscondict allegations began to mount against Kevin Spacey, and he was ultimately let go from the series. The final season, which will also star Robin Wright (who plays Underwood's wife, Claire), will consist of eight episodes after the previous five seasons all featured 13 episodes each.

"House of Cards", launched in 2013, was one of the first Netflix breakout hits, and has received 53 Emmy nods over the years, with seven wins. This will be Lane's first series regular role on a TV show, although she's done some guest spots, and appeared in miniseries. She's repped by UTA and Weintraub Tobin. For Kinnear, he recently starred in on Amazon's anthology series, Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. Kinnear is repped by WME and attorney Rick Genow.

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