'House of Cards' Resumes Production, With Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear

Kevin Spacey was fired from Netflix's "House of Cards" in November, after accusations of sexual harassment and assault surfaced against him from multiple men.

Netflix's White House drama is filming its shortened sixth season, which will consist of eight episodes rather than the usual 13, after Spacey was sacked in November following news of repeated incidents of sexual assault that date back years but continued on the Cards set.

House of Cards Season 6 is expected to be released later this year.

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's roles are being kept under wraps but the duo will portray siblings, Variety reported.

The Frank Underwood actor subsequently departed the programme and it was announced Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright, will be the sole lead star for the drama's final outing.

The final season will focus on Claire Underwood, played by Robin Wright.

House of Cards will be Lane's first series-regular role on TV. Her credits include Unfaithful, Under the Tuscan Sun, Hollywoodland, Trumbo and A Walk on the Moon.

Lane is an Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominee who can be seen in Amazon's upcoming "The Romanoffs". He's with WME and attorney Rick Genow.

While previous seasons of House of Cards have all had 13 episodes, the sixth and final season will only have eight episodes. We're not sure if Kinnear and Lane's characters were always part of the equation or if they were additions that came with the retooling of the final season.

  • Jacqueline Ellis