TV | January 31, 2018 1:06 pm

‘House of Cards’ Resumes Productions, Adds Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear

The show is starting up again after Kevin Spacey was fired over allegations of sexual misconduct.

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House of Cards. (Imdb)

The sixth and final season of House of Cards will introduce new characters, as production resumes and the show tries to move past a sexual misconduct scandal that put that whole show in peril and forced out the main character. Kevin Spacey played Frank Underwood, a ruthless politician who becomes president, was fired amid allegations of sexual misconduct last year. After a three-month break, the show resumed production on Tuesday. Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear are joining the cast, though it is not clear what roles they will play. Both are Academy Award nominees. Robin Wright, the co-star of House of Cards, will be at the center of the season’s plot. In October, after actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of inappropriate sexual behavior, Netflix announced that House of Cards would end after the sixth season and it paused production soon after. Spacey apologized to Rapp, but more allegations emerged against him. House of Cards is a landmark show for the streaming giant. It gave Netflix an entry into the TV landscape when it debuted in 2013.