Premiering its fifth season on May 30, the highly-acclaimed “House of Cards” has two new additions to the cast, and they are Hollywood veterans.
On Feb. 8, Netflix has announced that Patricia Clarkson and Campbell Scott will be joining the political drama series.
The 57-year-old actress has been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in “Pieces of April.” She has two Emmy Awards for her role in the series “Six Feet Under” and a Tony Award nomination for “The Elephant Man.” She would be starring in the upcoming movie “The Bookshop,” a film set in 1959 Britain.
Meanwhile, Scott, 55, is an actor, director, and producer. His most notable role to date was on Andrew Garfield-led movies “The Amazing Spider-Man” and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Scott played the role of Richard Parker, Peter’s dad.
The roles of Clarkson and Scott in the series are still under wraps, but it is said that they will play major roles in Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
The series has Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as the lead stars. They play Frank and Claire Underwood, the fierce and politically ambitious couple. The duo won the Golden Globe’s Best Actor (2015) and Best Actress (2014) awards for the series.
It was noted that in January 2016, as the TV show was renewed for season 5, its original writer, Beau Willimon, left the production. At that time, the series’ production team released a statement that thanked Willimon, to which the show creator sincerely replied.
The series is based on BBC’s mini-series of the same name. Willimon pitched the show to Netflix and created four seasons with 13 episodes each.
In February 2016, the network announced two new showrunners Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese for the series’ fifth season.
The “House of Cards” season 5 premiere date was officially announced through Twitter on the same day as President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The clip featured the American flag turned upside down.