The pair are joining as part of a cast shake-up following the production hiatus after Kevin Spacey was fired last year.
Kinnear and Lane, both former Oscar nominees, are to join the cast ahead of production on the sixth and final season resuming production on Wednesday (January 31st). This follows a months-long hiatus on ‘House of Cards’ after its star and executive producer, Kevin Spacey, was fired by Netflix in the midst of mounting allegations of serious sexual misconduct against him.
The two new stars are reportedly to play siblings on the show, but any more details about the casting have been kept firmly under wraps by Netflix. During the shutdown, the script for the new series was re-worked by producers to revolve around Robin Wright’s character of Claire Underwood.
Continue reading: Greg Kinnear And Diane Lane Join 'House Of Cards' Cast For Season 6
A time-loop story where romance is not guaranteed.
If you could relive a night over and over until you got the most perfect result regardless of the future consequences, would you go through with it? In 'When We First Met', it's certainly the ideal solution for one guy who's desperate to turn back the clocks and so his best friend that he's the man of her dreams.
You can't get away from the obvious fact that it's so similar to 'Groundhog Day', but rather than this being a lesson in being a good person and doing the right thing, 'When We First Met' is all about how things happen for a reason, and how changing the past may seem desirable, but you can never predict the future.
The 10-episode series is set in 1996 Oregon.
Experience some serious 90s nostalgia with the upcoming Netflix show 'Everything Sucks!'. Set in 1996 in an American high school, it is due to hit the streaming service in a month when it will evoke all your memories of your favourite TV shows and teen movies.
Peyton Kenny and Jahi Di'Allo Winston in 'Everything Sucks'
Nineteen-ninety-six; the year of Spice Girls and Alanis Morissette, 'Mission: Impossible' and 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'. And while it may seem in hindsight like we had the best music, the best films and the best TV shows, as a matter of fact everything sucked.
Continue reading: Nineties Fever Is Rife In Netflix's New Comedy 'Everything Sucks'
He opens up about the themes and inspiration behind season 4.
Charlie Brooker opens up about his inspiration for the latest season of 'Black Mirror' in a series of featurettes exploring what he was trying to achieve with each story. For the 'Hang the DJ' episode, for example, he drew parallels with music streaming service Spotify.
Charlie Brooker at the BAFTAs
In a new featurette for Netflix, the creator of this intense drama series explains the idea behind 'Hang the DJ'; the fourth episode from the fourth season of 'Black Mirror' which has been streaming since the end of December.
The critically-panned fantasy cop drama is coming back.
Netflix has greenlit a sequel to ‘Bright’, the fantasy cop drama directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis.
The film, which cost $90 million to make, hit the streaming service in December and was immediately panned by critics and endured a roasting by viewers on Twitter.
But despite the negative press, an average of 11 million Netflix users streamed the film in its first three days of release.
Continue reading: Amazingly, Netflix's 'Bright' Is Getting A Sequel
What do you do when you fall in love in with a psychopath?
Netflix is set to release what is probably one of the more unusual coming-of-age love stories in television history; 'The End of the F**king World'. It's a story about a couple of teens who get together in extremely unlikely circumstances, while both struggling with extreme mental health problems.
Alex Lawther in 'The End of the F***ing World'
The new trailer for this dark rom-com series sees Alex Lawther, star of 'Black Mirror' and 'The Imitation Game', play a 17-year-old psychopath named James who decides he wants to murder someone, only to meet the remarkably obnoxious Alyssa - played by Jessica Barden from 'Penny Dreadful' - who obviously has a serious borderline personality disorder.
The show's official Twitter account became rife with clues.
Known to many as a dramatic series of novels for youngsters, before it made its way to the big screen and then just last year Netflix as an original TV series, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' tells one of the wackiest stories to have dropped in the modern day.
Neil Patrick Harris will return as Count Olaf
Starring the likes of Malina Weissman, Louis Hynes and Presley Smith in the respective roles of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire - also known as the Baudelaire orphans - the show is narrated by Patrick Warburton in the role of the original book's author, Lemony Snicket, whilst Neil Patrick Harris brings eccentric villain Count Olaf to life.
The top five things to watch during the festive season.
If you've exhausted almost the entirety of Netflix and are wondering how you're going to spend your Christmas holidays, don't despair. There's a handful of series premieres and movies coming up that will no doubt keep you entertained. Or you can just watch 'Home Alone' and 'Die Hard' again...
Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in 'Bright'
OUT NOW: Bright - It's just been released but hopefully you've been too busy with last minute Christmas shopping and pre-Christmas social gatherings to have managed to check it out yet. If that's the case, it's worth a look this week; starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as cops, it follows a futuristic LA community where human beings are forced to share their world with orcs, elves and other fantasy creatures. But crime is rife in this multi-species world.
Continue reading: Your Holiday Netflix Guide To New Releases
Arguably Marvel's most exciting Netflix series is set to make its return in 2018.
Krysten Ritter did an incredible job of bringing Marvel hero Jessica Jones to life when the Netflix original series 'Jessica Jones' made its way onto the streaming platform back in 2015, and with a second season almost immediately commissioned by the company, fans can now plan their binge-viewing around an official premiere date in 2018.
Krysten Ritter makes her return as Jessica Jones in 2018
Netflix took to their various social media accounts, as well as the show's official Twitter to announce the news, posting a video that would end with the announcement and showed a premiere date for season 2 of March 8, 2018. You can see the tweet along with the video below:
Continue reading: Netflix Announce Premiere Date For Marvel's 'Jessica Jones' Season 2
David Harbour admits that the show takes "a long time" to do.
The success of Netflix original series 'Stranger Things' is undeniable. Creators Ross and Matt Duffer, otherwise known as The Duffer Brothers, have brought to the small screen one of the most infectious and addictive shows of the modern day. With twists around every corner, references to the 80s and some of the best acting from young actors anyone has ever seen, the compelling show has found millions of fans all around the globe.
David Harbour will return to the role of Hopper in 'Stranger Things' S3
Following the series' second season which debuted on Netflix a little earlier this year, talk has of course turned to what we should expect from the confirmed third outing, and when exactly that season will premiere. Though some thought it would arrive in 2018, it now looks as if a busy schedule will push it back until some point in 2019.
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Star Says Season 3 Probably Won't Arrive Until 2019
The show will be making its return before the end of the year.
This year is going to be wrapped up with a brand new season of Charlie Brooker's Netflix original series 'Black Mirror', with the streaming service announcing the show will be launching all of its new season 4 episodes on Friday, December 29, 2017. A new trailer for the season was also unveiled, which you can check out below:
Six episodes make up the new season, with a whole host of big name stars including Jesse Plemons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jimmi Simpson, Cristin Milioti, Aldis Hodge, Maxine Peake, Andrea Riseborough, Letitia Wright and Michaela Coel.
Continue reading: Netflix Reveal 'Black Mirror' Season 4 Launch Date And Trailer
The series will conclude with a limited eight-episode final season.
Ever since the sexual harassment and assault allegations surrounding Kevin Spacey came to light, many have been wondering about the future of Netflix original series 'House of Cards'. The actor has to-date led the show through five seasons as the charming yet dangerous Frank Underwood, helping tell one of the streaming service's most popular stories, which takes place right in the middle of the White House.
Robin Wright and Patricia Clarkson in the fifth season of 'House of Cards'
Production on the sixth season of the show was halted following the allegations levelled at Spacey, with a portion of fans wondering if what was then called the final season in the series would even go ahead at all. Fortunately, it would seem Netflix and the staff working on the show have enough faith in the rest of the cast to see the show continue.
The show was originally thought to be debuting on The CW alongside 'Riverdale'.
'Riverdale' spinoff 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' - based on the comic book series of the same name - has already been picked up for two seasons, but will be premiering on Netflix rather than The CW as first thought. Whilst the show is still thought to be set in the same universe as the latter network's show (based on Archie Comics), the two will broadcast away from one another.
Cole Sprouse and KJ Apa as Jughead and Archie in 'Riverdale'
Sabrina the Teenage Witch may best be known to those who watch television as a happy-go-lucky witch, who learns her skills and abilities through training by her aunts, thanks to Melissa Joan Hart's portrayal of the character in the American sitcom series from 1996. This new version of Sabrina however could prove to be the complete opposite, and one of the darkest shows that Netflix will play host to.
Continue reading: 'Riverdale' Spinoff 'Sabrina' Picked Up For Two Seasons At Netflix
The Charlie Brooker series looks set to return to Netflix before the end of the year.
It would seem the recently released trailer for Jodie Foster's episode of 'Black Mirror' is just the beginning of the hype game for the upcoming fourth season, with the Netflix original show looking likely to return before the end of the year.
Now, another teaser has worked its way online for a new episode called 'Crocodile', directed by John Hillcoat and starring the likes of Andrea Riseborough, Kiran Sonia Sawar and Andrew Gower. You can check it out below:
Continue reading: New 'Black Mirror' Trailer Teases "Subjective Memories" In 'Crocodile'
The show suspended filming in the beginning of November following the sexual harassment allegations against star Kevin Spacey.
Filming of the sixth and final season of Netflix drama 'House of Cards' has been delayed for at least another two weeks - however producers do intend to resume filming soon.
Production was halted on the series in early November in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against star Kevin Spacey, who was subsequently dropped from the show.
In a letter to cast and crew signed by show producers Media Rights Capital the hiatus was extended until December 8 - however it was added that they were "continuing to work with Netflix with the hope of resuming production soon."
Continue reading: 'House Of Cards' Extends Hiatus - But Will Resume Filming Eventually
Steve Lightfoot wants to jump back into Frank Castle's incomparable story.
This week, Marvel's 'The Punisher' finally hit Netflix after months of hype, teasers and the promise of one of the deadliest and most ambitious stories to ever come to Marvel's television properties. Jon Bernthal returned in the titular role, aka Frank Castle, with an all-star cast comprised both of new faces and those who have already debuted in various other Netflix/Marvel original series.
Jon Bernthal stars as the titular character in Marvel's 'The Punisher'
Following the revenge he took on those who were responsible for the deaths of his loved ones, Castle is known on the streets of New York as The Punisher, and it doesn't take long for him to become embroiled in yet another major case. Soon realising that what he's caught up in is something that extends much further than just the criminal underground of his home city, he must work harder than ever before if he's to stop one of the world's most violent threats from taking ultimate control.
Continue reading: Marvel's 'The Punisher' Showrunner Wants Second Season On Netflix
The series' second season has seen huge success following its Netflix debut.
Following the incredibly addictive second season of Netflix original series 'Stranger Things', fans are already wondering just how the show will come to an end and when. Though co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer Brothers have said in the past that they have a four season arc in mind, it looks like that could be changed if recent comments are anything to go by.
Noah Schnapp gave an incredible performance as Will in 'Stranger Things' season 2
As one of the streaming service's most talked-about series, 'Stranger Things' is going to be treated as such by the company, but the Duffer Brothers seem like a pair who can't be tempted by fortune to stray off the path of their overriding narrative in a simple bid to milk the cash cow for all they can get.
Continue reading: Duffer Brothers Have Planned "End Goal" For Netflix's 'Stranger Things'
The streaming service revealed that the original show's sixth season will be its last.
Netflix may have announced that 'House of Cards' will be coming to an end with its sixth season, amid the allegations that its leading star Kevin Spacey tried to have sex with Anthony Rapp when the latter actor was just 14-years-old, but it seems the streaming service has been preparing for the show to conclude, as a number of spinoffs are already in the works.
Joel Kinnaman (right) starred in the fifth season of 'House of Cards'
As they're in the earliest stages of development, Netflix along with production company Media Rights Capital haven't given any details surrounding the plot of most of the reported spinoffs, but it'll be good for fans of the franchise to know that it won't be dying out with the show's final season.
Continue reading: 'House Of Cards' Spinoffs In Early Development For Netflix
It would seem the series was always going to end on its sixth season.
Netflix have confirmed that the currently in-production sixth season of their original series 'House of Cards' will be its last. The news comes after an allegation from 'Star Trek: Discovery' actor Anthony Rapp that the show's lead actor Kevin Spacey attempted to engage in sexual activity with him when he was just 14-years-old. Spacey would have been 26 at the time of the alleged attempted sexual assault.
Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright as Frank and Claire Underwood in 'House of Cards'
It's worth noting that whilst Spacey says he does not remember the event taking place, he has apologised if it did indeed happen and said that he would blame "deeply inappropriate drunken behaviour".
The Duffer Brothers wanted to "experiment a little bit".
As one of Netflix's most successful and talked about original series, 'Stranger Things' made an incredible impression following its debut in 2016, and this past week returned for its second season on the streaming service. With all nine episodes of the season dropping at the same time, fans have been binging to get up-to-date on the storyline being told but one particular episode - the seventh of season 2 - got some of the fan base questioning exactly why the decision had been made to take such a different direction for 45 minutes.
David Harbour stars as Sheriff Hopper in 'Stranger Things'
This is where you should probably turn back if you don't want spoilers regarding the seventh episode of 'Stranger Things', season 2!
Continue reading: 'Stranger Things' Creators Defend Season 2's Most Controversial Episode