A final cast member has boarded the sixth and final season of Netflix and MRC’s “House of Cards,” which began production on Thursday.
Cody Fern (“The Assassination of Gianna Versace: American Crime Story”) has joined the drama as a series regular alongside Robin Wright (“Wonder Woman”), Diane Lane (“Justice League”), Greg Kinnear (“Little Miss Sunshine”), Michael Kelly (“The Long Road Home”), Jayne Atkinson (“24”), Patricia Clarkson (“Maze Runner” series), Constance Zimmer (“unREAL”), Derek Cecil (“Banshee”), Campbell Scott (“Royal Pains”) and Boris McGiver (“Person of Interest”). Fern has previously appeared in the National Theatre’s production of “War Horse” and the film “The Tribes of Palos Verdes,” along with a recent stint on FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” according to Deadline. No word yet on who Fern will be playing on “House of Cards.”
The series, created by Beau Willimon (“The Ides of March”) and produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth, previously began production on its sixth season last fall just before allegations of sexual misconduct sidelined, then axed series star Kevin Spacey (“Baby Driver”). Production was suspended and the series was cancelled back in October as more allegations of sexual abuse began to surface, but Netflix brought back the series for a final, truncated sixth season without Spacey.
“House of Cards” has been a major boon to Netflix during the rise of online shows, becoming the first original online series to receive major Primetime Emmy nominations in 2013. The series has won seven Emmys to date, including the first major Emmy for a streaming service when David Fincher won for directing in a drama series, and has also earned two Golden Globes. “House of Cards” is executive produced by Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Wright, Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies.
Fern is repped by 3 Arts and CAA.