The third season of “House of Cards” has started production, and the show is slated to return to Netflix in the first half of 2015. News of cast additions and a possible death of a character has been circling the grapevine. Find out the details below.
One of the writers of “House of Cards” have been documenting bits and pieces of the production of show in Maryland on his Twitter account, and the cast is expected to start coming to the set in the next few weeks. The show is rolling out its third season with some huge changes, one of which is the addition of Kim Dickens, who was recently seen in the blockbuster film “Gone Girl.”
Dickens’ role, according to TV Line, has been kept under wraps, so it’s still not yet clear who she’ll play in the series. But her character will apparently not just appear in one episode, according to Entertainment Weekly, as it is a recurring role. Dickens has also appeared on TV shows like “Sons of Anarchy,” “Lost” and “Deadwood.”
Meanwhile, back in June, E! Online reported that there will be a new character named Dr. Buzdar, who is a “doctor in her 40s described as very smart.” Could this be the role Dickens will play in the series? The same news report also hinted about the addition of a Russian character named Anto Ivonovich, another recurring character who is described as “formidable and refined.”
On whether Doug Stamper is returning for Season 3, Michael Kelly, the actor who plays the character, said that he’s not certain. In the second season, the vice-president’s adviser, Stamper, was hit hard on the head by Rachel (Rachel Broshanan), and Kelly's last scene was of his character staring motionless and lifeless as the sun’s rays touched his face. He hinted, however, that he’s still under contract for the show.
“And with television contracts, as an actor, when you sign those contracts you sign for a long time. So technically they still own me, but I don't know yet," said Kelly in a Huffington Post interview last June.
Broshanan also isn’t sure if her character will be back for the third season.
And that’s the latest on “House of Cards,” which is set to stream its third season on Netflix by early 2015. For more about this show, as well as other TV updates, keep checking Movie News Guide (MNG).
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