It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of the ruthless and power-hungry Frank Underwood was on television some of the finest acting in recent times. ‘House of Cards’ became a sensation when it first released. Created by David Fincher (who also directed the first episode), the show is a political drama that charts the rise of Frank Underwood, an ambitious and driven House Whip, to the president of the United States. The list of accolades received by the show is huge, the majority of which have been directed towards Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey.
House of Cards Cast: Who’s in it?
The show was in controversy and received widespread media attention due to allegations on its star Kevin Spacey. The production stalled and there were calls from people to fire the actor. Spacey certainly didn’t return to the show and sadly enough, probably won’t to the screen either. Robin Wright took up the leading role and replaced Spacey’s Frank as the president. The phenomenal Michael Kelly returned as Chief of Staff, along with other regulars of the previous season Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, and Cecil Derek. Constance Zimmer as Janine Skorsky, Campbell Scott as Mark Usher and Boris McGiver as Tom Hammerschmidt were also part of season 6.
The cast saw three new additions in the form of Greg Kinnear, Diane Lane, and Cody Fern. Lane and Kinnear were roped in to play siblings. Cody Fern was cast in a negative role, much along the lines of Frank. Joel Kinnaman didn’t return for the sixth season.
House of Cards Plot: What is it about?