House of Cards season 4: Joel Kinnaman joins Netflix series — see first photo |


Suicide Squad actor Joel Kinnaman joins House of Cards

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Rick Flagg is coming to D.C.

Swedish-born actor Joel Kinnaman has joined season 4 of House of Cards, and above is your very first look at his character opposite series lead Kevin Spacey (President Frank Underwood). 

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Kinnaman is an established actor in his native Sweden, and is perhaps best known in the U.S. for his role on AMC series The Killing, in which he played detective Stephen Holder, as well as his role as Alex Murphy in the 2014 RoboCop reboot. The actor is set to explode Stateside, however, thanks to his role as antihero Rick Flagg in the upcoming Suicide Squad (2016), a part originally set to be played by Tom Hardy, who was forced to drop out.

Netflix has yet to reveal any details about Kinnaman’s role on House of Cards, but we’ll find out soon — season 4 begins streaming March 4.