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'Versace' Star Cody Fern Joins 'House of Cards' for Final Season

Friday Feb 9, 2018

As the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" heads into production, TVLine is reporting the breakout star of "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" Cody Fern is joining the Netflix drama.

The Australian actor was reportedly going to play a young, new love interest for Kevin Spacey's President Frank Underwood, the show's lead character, who has had gay encounters on past seasons.

After allegations of sexual misconduct from "Star Trek" actor Anthony Rapp in October 2017 (Rapp said Spacey assaulted him in the 80s when Spacey was in his 20s), Spacey and "House of Cards" parted ways with Netflix canceling another Spacey project.

A rep for Netflix confirmed to TVLine Fern's casting but would not give further details to his character.

Fern is currently starring on FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," playing David Madson, a gay man who was one of Andrew Cunanan's first victims.

Last month, it was reported Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear joined the final season of "House of Cards." Though not much is known about the season itself or their roles, it was revealed the two will play siblings.

The final season of "House of Cards" will have just eight episodes, with Robin Wright starring as First Lady Claire Underwood. Returning actors include Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver.

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