First Photos of Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear in 'House of Cards' Are Foreboding

They join Robin Wright in a world without Frank Underwood.

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The last season of House of Cards dovetailed with the 2016 presidential election, which saw our dreams of the first-ever female president die. Over in the House of Cards universe, however, things are looking up: Claire Underwood is president, having taken over from husband Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey was written out of the show following assault allegations). And yesterday, Netflix presented a first look at two cast members who will star in season six along with Robin Wright.

The sixth season, which will drop on Netflix on Sept. 2, will star Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear, who were confirmed along Wright as cast members earlier this year. Here's what we know: They'll play Annette and Bill Shepherd, a sibling duo at the helm of a massive industrial corporation named Shepherd Unlimited. The Shepherds and their corporations will be a "powerful behind-the-scenes force in the American political landscape," according to Netflix.

Per Netflix, both Annette and Bill Shepherd have a Complicated History with the Underwoods (well, now Underwood, singular), meaning they'll be the latest shadowy force to Exert Power in Washington. The difference is that it's Claire Underwood's Washington now (which certainly beats some Washington D.C.s I could name). Also, Claire Underwood is sporting a cropped and quite severe bob—a new look to match her new title after the TBD departure of husband Frank.

Then there's Cody Fern, pictured below, who will also star in the new season of American Horror Story and was also in the last season of American Crime Story. Fern will play yet another Shepherd, this one called Duncan, who is Annette's son and presumably also has a Shadowy History with the Underwoods.

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Jenny Hollander
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Jenny is the Digital Director at Marie Claire. Originally from London, she moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and never left. Prior to Marie Claire, she spent five years at Bustle building out its news and politics coverage. She loves, in order: her dog, goldfish crackers, and arguing about why umbrellas are fundamentally useless. Her first novel, EVERYONE WHO CAN FORGIVE ME IS DEAD, will be published by Minotaur Books on February 6, 2024.