House of Cards: Diane Lane & Greg Kinnear Join Revamped Final Season

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It's been a long time coming, but House of Cards is really returning for Season 6, and there will be some new additions to the cast.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the series as production resumes on its last-ever season. 

Diane Lane

Production was initially shut down back in October when series star, Kevin Spacey was fired in the aftermath of a string of allegations of sexual assault and harassment against him. 

Given that Netflix and Media Rights Capital severed ties with Spacey, the fate of the series was up in the air for some time as investigations continued. 

It was recently confirmed that the show will return for eight final episodes, with Robin Wright leading the cast, but there was no indication of how Spacey would be written out. 

Kevin Spacey

Spacey's character, Frank Underwood does die in the book in which the series is inspired by, so there's a good chance that would make the most sense. 

An off-screen death and never spoken about again sounds like the best course of action. 

The series was a defining one when it launched for Netflix back in 2013. It was one of the streaming giant's first original series and the first to elevate Netflix to the big leagues. 

It has been nominated for 53 Emmy Awards throughout its run, so it's definitely striking a chord with viewers. 

Greg Kinnear Attends Event

No details have been revealed about who Lane and Kinnear will be playing in the series, but we're sure they will have big roles given their pedigree. 

Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver will also be part of the cast for the final season. 

Lane has appeared in Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun, Hollywoodland, Trumbo and A Walk on the Moon, but House of Cards will mark her first series-regular role on TV. 

Kinnear has appeared in As Good as It Gets, Little Miss Sunshine and You've Got Mail. 

As always, we will keep you up to speed on a premiere date for the new season. 

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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