By “the Antichrist,” I mean the guy who plays him on American Horror Story. (Nope, the final season of House of Cards will not swerve hard into magical realism, but wouldn’t it be a treat if it did?!?)
Back in February of 2018, it was reported that American Horror Story’s Michael Langdon, aka Cody Fern, would join season 6 of House of Cards as a series regular in an undisclosed secret role. At the time, Fern was best known for his role on a different Ryan Murphy series: American Crime Story’s sophomore season The Assassination of Gianni Versace, where he played killer Andrew Cunanan’s one-time lover David Madson.
Now, of course, Fern’s name will forever be associated with the apocalypse. As Langdon — son of “pure evil” and also technically the offspring of Murder House characters Tate (Evan Peters) and Vivien (Connie Britton) — Fern has played truly diabolical, murdering anyone who dares stand in his path of destruction, eating a human heart, and being really, really mean to the wildly insecure Mr. Gallant (also Peters).
“No one's a good guy on this show! No one. That's what I can tell you.”
Yes, the role is that much a secret, which makes me wonder if, perhaps, he’s playing some mysterious love child of President Underwood — as in, Robin Wright’s new character. Fern certainly gushed over her with 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… I mean, what [Wright] is doing with Claire Underwood is phenomenal.”
The sixth and final season hits Netflix November 2, 2018.
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