With President Frank Underwood gearing up to face his election opponents in the upcoming fourth season of the show, Netflix’s “House of Cards” has gained a new regular actress that will reportedly be one of those adversaries.
According to Deadline, actress Neve Campbell (“Party of Five,” The Craft) has signed on to join season four of “House of Cards” in a new, recurring role that has yet to be officially detailed. Speculation about the fourth season of the show included a new, younger “power couple” that would be a more direct challenge to the union of Frank and Claire Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, respectively. That is, of course, if Frank and Claire can overcome their issues with each other first, as the third season culminated with Claire apparently parting ways with her husband just before an important event.
“House of Cards” has been one of Netflix’s critical darlings of its original programming lineup ever since it first launched in February of 2013. The show, which is a loose and Americanized adaptation of British politician Michael Dobbs’ novel of the same name, first detailed House Majority Whip Frank Underwood’s perceived betrayal by the new, incoming president he helped to get elected, and chronicles his quest for power and vengeance that ultimately leads him directly to the Oval Office. This year’s third season was the first to deal fully with the Underwoods in the White House, which was shown to come with its own variety of pressures that could lead anyone, even Frank Underwood, to a breaking point.
This will likely be Neve Campbell’s highest profile television role since her starring role on “Party of Five,” which concluded in 2000 after six seasons. Campbell has also had guest appearances on shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Mad Men,” and was most recently seen in the small black comedy film Walter, which was released in March.
“House of Cards” season four will begin production this summer in and around Baltimore, and will likely return in its regular release window of February in 2016. For more on the show as it takes place, keep a tab open to GeekNation.
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