House of Cards Season 6: Netflix releases new photos of the upcoming season, introducing the Shepherd family

The beloved Robin Wright as President Underwood is being joined this year by Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear - in the role of siblings, Annette and Bill Shepherd, respectively.


                            House of Cards Season 6: Netflix releases new photos of the upcoming season, introducing the Shepherd family

Attention, House of Cards fans! The official first look of the highly anticipated sixth season of the show is here and since photos tend to speak a thousand times more, it's clear by now that Robin Wright's Claire Underwood is in for some massive help in the upcoming season. From prospective enemies to how she goes about tackling them - pretty much everything seems super exciting and most importantly so because the expected drama about to unfold can be speculated by how viewers choose to look at it. Thanks to Netflix, we now have four brand new photos offering us a sneak peek into the final season of the Emmy-winning series that is going to offer Wright in the iconic role of President Underwood.

But Wright isn't alone on this tale as joining her this year will be Diane Lane and Greg Kinnear - in the role of siblings, Annette and Bill Shepherd, respectively. The Shepherd siblings are the leaders of Shepherd Unlimited, and as Netflix describes it, they are "a sister and brother who inherited Shepherd Unlimited, a leading industrial conglomerate whose family foundations exert a powerful behind-the-scenes force in the American political landscape. The two share a vision for the future of America, as well as a complicated past with the Underwoods."

Diane Lane (L) as Annette Shepherd in the upcoming season of House of Cards.
Diane Lane (L) as Annette Shepherd in the upcoming season of House of Cards.

Joining the cast this year will also be Cody Fern, who's known for his works in 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story' and also in 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse'. Fern plays the role of Duncan Shepherd, Annette's "ambitious and devoted son." He's one among the next generation of DC power players.

And of course - there's the rest of the cast reprising their roles this time again. Emmy Award nominee Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson, Emmy Award Nominee Constance Zimmer, Derek Cecil, Campbell Scott and Boris McGiver all returning one last time to give fans a taste of the fictional American power politics one last time.

A still from the upcoming season of House of Cards.
A still from the upcoming season of House of Cards.

This isn't the first update about the upcoming season though, as Netflix had also previously shared a teaser video that showcases Wright in character, declaring her independence. The show - which became the first ever original series to receive Emmy Nominations, back in 2013 - is executive produced by Melissa James Gibson, Frank Pugliese, Robin Wright, David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. The series was created by Beau Willimon and is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth, with MRC as the studio, for Netflix.

The final season of House of Cards set to premiere this year on November 2, is quite significant as that's when the real-world American politics is expected to face a fever pitch in the form of the midterm elections.