Cody Fern is hot property at the moment. Having blown us all away with his performance as the love of Andrew Cunanan’s life, David Madson in this week’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, we can expect to see him involved in some political intrigue later this year as he joins the cast of Netflix’s House of Cards.
According to TV Line sources, the Australian actor had been in contention to play a new love interest for former-star Kevin Spacey in the sixth season of the political drama. Yesterday (February 8), they learned he had joined the series’ sixth and final season in a regular role. While a Netflix spokesperson confirmed Fern’s involvement in the series, they declined to provide any details on his character.
After the production hiatus following the allegations of sexual misconduct by multiple people, from House of Cards as well as other productions he has worked on, Netflix announced in December that they were continuing with season 6 of the hit drama without Spacey. Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) would headline with a number of the cast returning including Michael Kelly (Doug), Jayne Atkinson (Catherine), Boris McGiver (Tom), Derek Cecil (Seth), Patricia Clarkson (Jane), Campbell Scott (Mark) and Constance Zimmer (Janine). Fern joins new cast members Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear.
This week’s Versace gave viewers just a small glimpse at what this young actor can do. He was captivating in his scenes with Darren Criss, something we will be able to see more of in next week’s episode “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”. I will be very interested to see how he fits into the House of Cards universe, but can guarantee he is sure to be as compelling in that series as he is in Versace.
Production on House of Cards‘ eight-episode final season resumed last week. There is currently no date set for its release on Netflix.
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