Netflix announced Oscar nominee Diane Lane and Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the critically acclaimed, award-winning dramatic series, House of Cards. The announcement of the new cast members came as season six – the show’s final season – resumed production after a three month hiatus. The break in production came as the result of multiple claims of sexual harassment against Kevin Spacey who was ultimately removed from the Netflix series.
Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear have joined the cast of the series’ final season which is led by Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Robin Wright. The eight-episode sixth season cast also includes Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott, and Boris McGiver.
House of Cards season six is executive produced by Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs, and Andrew Davies. The popular political drama was created by Beau Willimon.
House of Cards entered the record books as the first original online series to earn Primetime Emmy Awards nominations in the major categories. Over its five season run, the series has garnered 53 Emmy nominations and won seven times. In addition, House of Cards won two Golden Globes and was nominated six times. Other awards nominations and wins include recognition from the Screen Actors Guild, Writers Guild of America, BAFTA, the Producers Guild of America, and Directors Guild of America. House of Cards also received a Peabody Award.
More on Diane Lane, Courtesy of Netflix:
“Diane Lane is an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild nominated actress. Lane made her film debut in A Little Romance, with an additional list of memorable screen credits that include the critically-acclaimed Unfaithful (“Best Actress” from the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics and Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations), Under the Tuscan Sun (Golden Globe® nomination), Hollywoodland, Nights in Rodanthe, Must Love Dogs, A Perfect Storm, A Walk on the Moon (Independent Spirit Award nomination), Trumbo (SAG “Best Ensemble” nomination) and Chaplin among many others.
Lane received an Emmy® nomination for her role as Lorena in Lonesome Dove, co-starred in four films with director Francis Ford Coppola; The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club, and Jack, and starred in Eleanor Coppola’s directorial debut, Paris Can Wait. Lane wraps a guest starring role on the upcoming The Romanoffs series prior to production on House of Cards.”
About Greg Kinnear, Courtesy of Netflix:
“Greg Kinnear is an Academy Award® nominee and Emmy award winning actor who will next be seen in a trio of films including Brian Banks for director Tom Shadyac, The Red Sea Diving Resort opposite Chris Evans and Ben Kingsley from director Gideon Raff, and the upcoming noir thriller Strange But True opposite Amy Ryan.
Additionally, Kinnear directs and stars in The Philosophy of Phil. On the television side, Kinnear can currently be seen in Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. His other credits include Same Kind of Different As Me, Brigsby Bear, HBO’s Confirmation, Little Men, The Kennedys, Rake, Little Miss Sunshine, As Good As It Gets, You’ve Got Mail, and Anchorman: The Legend Continues.”