'House of Cards' season 5 cast
Cast member Robin Wright poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series "House of Cards" at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California, February 13, 2014. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Netflix recently made a horde of announcements -- one of which includes new casting for its original series “House of Cards season” season 5. Oscar-nominated actress Patricia Clarkson (“Green Mile”) and Campbell Scott (“Roger Dodger”) are two new faces that will be part of the upcoming season. Here are some more details about the new cast.

While not much has been revealed about the plot of “House of Cards” season 5, it should not be hard to guess on whose side the new characters will be. A series of photos released by the streaming site features Scott's character meeting with the New York governor Will Conway (Joel Kinnaman). Conway is also a presidential nominee running against Francis J Underwood. Clarkson's character however could be seen getting along with the First Lady Claire Underwood in the White House. Netflix has yet to release specifics about Scott and Clarkson’s characters.

The fifth instalment of the Netflix political drama was announced last month on US President Trump’s inauguration day. According to reports, season 5 of the American web series “House of Cards” starring Kevin spacey and Robin Wright will return in May, three months later than the show’s usual premiere date.

“House of Cards” season 5 will pick up from where it left off in season 4, according to Independent. The last season ended with the President and First Lady deciding to take the country to war. The duo had ordered use of full military force in the combat against terrorism around the world. Little does it need telling that the step was taken only to boost Frank’s approval ratings, with the election season approaching.

Actor Kevin Spacey will return as Frank Underwood, the ruthless President of the United States. Robin Wright will play as the powerful First Lady Claire Underwood. Mahershala Ali (Remy Danton) will no longer be seen in the series. Ali is nominated for an Oscar award for Best Supporting Actor in “Moonlight.” Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese will replace the existing series showrunner, Beau Willimon. Per Express, Willimon had left the show last year. He established a sort of anti-Trump organization called the Action Group Network.

“House of Cards” season 5 has been slated for release on Netflix on May 30, 2017 in the US. The series will be released May 31 in Australia. Meanwhile, the show’s previous four seasons are available for viewing through online streaming site Netflix.