Netflix today announced an addition to the cast of “House of Cards,” which has been undergoing changes since the show and the streaming service severed ties with Kevin Spacey. Season six just resumed filming last week.
Joining the cast is Australian actor Cody Fern, who recently appeard as David Madson in Ryan Murphy’s FX series “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” Fern also starred opposite Jennifer Garner and Maika Monroe in the feature film “The Tribes of Palos Verdes.”
Fern is the 2014 winner of the Heath Ledger Scholarship from Australians in Film.
Netflix notes in its announcement that “House of Cards” in 2013 became the first original online series to receive major nominations from the Primetime Emmy Awards.
“The series has received 53 Emmy nominations to date, with seven wins — including the first major Emmy for a streaming service for David Fincher’s win for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series,” the announcement notes. “‘House of Cards’ received six Golden Globe nominations, and two wins. The historic series has received 11 Screen Actors Guild nominations with two wins; an AFI Award; four Writers Guild Award nominations, with one win; two BAFTA nominations; four Producers Guild Award nominations; two Directors Guild Award nominations; and a Peabody Award, among other accolades.”
The series will wrap with season six, which will consist of eight episodes. The season also stars Robin Wright, Diane Lane, Greg Kinnear, Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.
Executive producers are Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. The series was created by Beau Willimon and is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth, with MRC as the studio, for Netflix.