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Posted Friday 11/02/18 at 10:48PM EDT
Robin Wright deserved better: House of Cards' final season can't quit Frank Underwood
Wright has been the Netflix drama's "not-so-secret weapon" since the show launched in 2013 and the spotlight suits her with Kevin Spacey now gone, says Daniel D'Addario. The problem, though, is that House of Cards has always preferred situation to character. So even with Frank Underwood dead, the writers have trouble allowing Claire Underwood to break through in Season 6. "Even as Frank Underwood is gone — dead, with no small amount of ambiguity around how and where he died — he hangs over the story, with old plotlines (some reaching back across seasons and testing fans’ memory) and new ones referring endlessly to the late president," says D'Addario. "Obviously, Frank’s death is a big deal in this universe. But it feels at times like the series, scrambling to come up with a plot for a final season without its first-billed lead, never quite escapes his gravitational pull. The show, one that’s wildly changed narrative course many times even without pragmatic real-world reasons at stake, seems surprisingly confused about how to reboot. House of Cards didn’t need to scorn its own history in order to create a satisfying conclusion, but fans have a right to expect it to be fleeter-footed in giving them a tale worth caring about post-Frank, which would have called for meaningfully moving past him."
- Good riddance to House of Cards: "Things have changed, to say the very least" since its premiere in 2013, says Hank Stuever. "Now the painfully protracted, often overwritten, covertly Shakespearean melodrama comes to an end, at last, with the release of Season 6 on Friday, while the rest of us keep shuffling toward the end of the world. Besides noting House of Cards’s role in the streaming-TV revolution, there’s not much left to say about it, besides good riddance to its perpetual notion that Washington only works when Washington is cruel...Even as a hate-watch it had stopped delivering."
- House of Cards has morphed into a Ryan Murphy fantasy sequence, giving juicy parts to middle-aged actresses
- Robin Wright elevates Season 6, which is flawed with pacing and continuity problems: "Everything just feels a little… off"
- Wright is characteristically hypnotizing -- she is chilly and direct where Spacey was so campy and cartoonish
- Its eight episodes comprise a centerless, ham-handed kludge of a season with a Dexter-like ending
- Season 6 is a redirection worthy of the Underwoods themselves: " Blurring the line between fact and fiction miraculously works in House of Cards’ favor where it would once have sunk the season"
- Diane Lane thanked Wright on the first day of filming: "Because there was no way I was getting on that show without her vetting me"
- House of Cards' costume designer Kemal Harris discusses her vision for dressing a female president -- and why President Claire Underwood doesn't wear an American flag pin
- House of Cards cast members explain why it was important to return after Kevin Spacey's firing
- Executive producers discuss the "significant recalibration" following Spacey's firing
Posted Monday 8/27/18 at 3:09PM EDT
House of Cards unveils the first look at new cast members Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear
They are recurring on the sixth and final season as a brother and sister who appear to be inspired by the Koch brothers.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Diane Lane to lead FX's Y: The Last Man pilot cast
Lane will star as Senator Jennifer Brown and will be joined by Barry Keoghan playing her son, Yorick Brown, on the post-apocalyptic science fiction drama based on the comic book from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra that has been in development for years. Also joining the cast are Imogen Poots, Lashana Lynch and Marin Ireland.
Posted Wednesday 1/31/18 at 2:09PM EST
House of Cards resumes production, adds Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear for final season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Oscar nominees will play siblings on the Netflix drama’s final season, but other details of their characters haven’t been revealed.
Posted Tuesday 10/31/17 at 2:03PM EDT
Diane Lane boards Matthew Weiner’s The Romanoffs
The Amazon series from the Mad Men creator will mark a rare TV role for Lane, who has primarily worked in movies.