House of Cards final season: When is it released on Netflix? Who is in the cast? All you need to know

The sixth and final series of the Netflix smash hit will feature Robin Wright taking over from Kevin Spacey as the show's lead.

House of Cards is one of Netflix's biggest success stories and filming has resumed for the sixth and final series of the poliical thriller.

However, there will be some big changes when the drama returns.

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Golden Globe winner and Emmy Award nominee Robin Wright returns as President of the United States in the award-winning, landmark series House of Cards.  Wright is joined by Academy Award nominees Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear as well as Cody Fern this season alongside Emmy Award nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson, Emmy Award Nominee Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.

When is House of Cards back on Netflix?

The final chapter will launch globally on Netflix on November 2nd.

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What is happening in the final season?

 

At the end of season five, Frank asked for a public pardon from Claire for both him and his aide Doug Stamper. She agreed to give one as long as Frank left the White House and kept up the public image that they were estranged.

After declaring war on terrorist group ICO in her first televised address as president, Claire rejected calls from Frank and turned to the camera to utter the words: "My turn."

A teaser was released during the 2018 Oscars with Claire declaring: "We're just getting started."

 

And the first clip from the series confirmed Frank Underwood's death as Claire stood over his grave.

 

Who will replace Kevin Spacey?

Academy Award-nominated actors Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane will be joining House of Cards for its sixth season.

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Details of their characters have not yet been revealed but reports suggest that Greg and Diane will play powerful politician siblings on the show.

And then to celebrate Independence Day, Netflix released another teaser without any new footage, just showing Claire on the Lincoln Memorial.Who is Gregg Kinnear?

greg kinnear

Greg Kinnear is an established Hollywood actor who became a household name after his Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Jack Nicholson’s hit 1997 movie As Good as It Gets. You may also recognise him from starring in Little Miss Sunshine, Sabrina, You’ve Got Mail, The Kennedys and Drunk History.

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What is Diane Lane best known for?

Diane Lane

American actress Diane Lane was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her performance in the steamy 2002 thriller Unfaithful. Other notable roles include starring in Under the Tuscan Sun, The Perfect Storm and playing Martha Kent in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.

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Will the rest of the cast stay the same?

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According to Netflix, apart from Spacey, most of the previous season's cast will return. This includes Robin Wright, who plays Spacey’s character Francis Underwood’s wife Claire who, in season five, succeeded him to become the 47th President of the United States.

Additional stars returning include Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.

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