‘House of Cards’ Newbie Cody Fern Says Final Season Is 'Only Going to Get More Interesting' (Exclusive)

The ‘Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’ breakout tells ET the new, Robin Wright-focused season of the Netflix hit has an ‘exciting’ new energy.

House of Cards’ final season is shaping up to be “phenomenal,” according to new star Cody Fern.

“[There’s] an exciting energy,” Fern tells ET. “Listen, everyone is just so thrilled to be supporting Robin [Wright], and I think that she is a powerhouse, and it's been about Robin since season two, and anyone who's in denial of that hasn't been watching the show. So, we're just thrilled to get behind Robin and she is a powerhouse. I mean, what she is doing with Claire Underwood is phenomenal. And, it's only going to get more interesting.”

Season six of the Netflix hit fully shifts focus to Wright’s President Claire Underwood after Kevin Spacey, who played Claire’s husband, Frank, was fired from the series following allegations of sexual misconduct. Spacey has denied any wrongdoing.

As for Fern, his character is still a secret. What he will confirm is, his character’s not a good guy.

“No one's a good guy on this show!” he notes. “No one. Uh... that's what I can tell you.”

“I can't tease you with anything, only because it's so under wraps!” Fern adds. “It's even under wraps for the cast. We find out right before we're shooting what's happening. So, everything is a surprise and it's, every moment in House of Cards is anew. I will tell you, I work with everybody in the show, so my character gets to do a lot of backflips.”

Fern’s House of Cards casting comes after he’s received rave reviews for his portrayal of David Madson, one of spree killer Andrew Cunanan’s victims, on FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. ET caught up with the 29-year-old actor at a For Your Consideration event in Los Angeles on Monday night.

“I think playing David has been a particular treat,” he gushed. “Obviously, it's incredibly tragic, but the material for an actor was just... second to none ... it's been a real journey for me and... I'm just so grateful to be a part of it, you know?”

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story’s finale airs Wednesday on FX.


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