Late last year, Netflix's political drama House of Cards made the decision to continue production on its sixth and final season with Robin Wright as the show's star, but there still remained questions about who else would fill in the gap Kevin Spacey left behind after the network severed ties with him amid accusations of sexual misconduct, assault, and, most recently, slinging racial slurs on set. As the show has finally resumed production, Hollywood staples Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear will join the cast alongside Wright in the upcoming eight-episode season, according to Variety.
There aren't that many details about the roles Lane and Kinnear will play, but they will appear as siblings. Lane recently wrapped up her guest appearances on the upcoming Amazon series The Romanoffs before heading straight into production for HoC. Kinnear is coming fresh off telling Jimmy Fallon how getting sampled by Rihanna we the "coolest moment of all time."
House of Cards was originally in production last fall when the initial allegations against Spacey came to light, prompting Netflix to halt production and suspend the show indefinitely. Shortly after, the show's writers reworked scripts to exclude Spacey's Frank Underwood, aiming for a winter return, but plans continued to be pushed back until this month.
Cards was the streaming service's breakout original series; Netflix revealed it lost out on millions by cutting ties with Spacey, so it was imperative to provide closure for fans even after such controversy.
Lane and Kinnear will join Wright—who won a Golden Globe in 2014 for her role as Claire Underwood—along with cast members Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.
No word yet on when the season 6 will premiere.