Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear Join Final Season of 'House of Cards'

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Robin Wright will now lead the series as Claire Underwood, the wife of Spacey's Frank, who became president in the fifth season. 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.

Spacey was accused last year by Broadway veteran Anthony Rapp and actor Roberto Cavazos of inappropriate sexual behavior in years' past. Based on what we know about House of Cards, they'll be playing deeply shady, highly dubious people who have a mad lust for power. The 58-year-old actor is also now being investigated by police in the United Kingdom over allegations of sexual assault.

Production on the sixth series of the political drama began on Wednesday (31 January), after a shutdown which came following sexual misconduct allegations against Kevin Spacey.

While this information was merely a rumor at the time, Netflix has now confirmed it, in part.

Considering Spacey has undoubtedly been, along with Wright, the defining crutch of the show, it'll be interesting to see how his absence will be tackled in the final season.

The sixth and final season of House of Cards is expected to air later this year.

Today, Netflix announced that production has resumed on the series and that they've added two new actors to the cast.

The casting announcement from Netflix offers no details on the roles Lane and Kinnear will play in this final stretch of story. She earned an Emmy nomination for her role in CBS miniseries Lonesome Dove. Netflix hasn't announced a release date for the final season just yet.

Diane Lane attends CNN Heroes 2017 at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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