‘Homeland’ Casts ‘House of Cards’ Star Elizabeth Marvel for Season 6

The “True Grit” actress will play the role of president-elect

Elizabeth Marvel has been cast in the sixth season of Showtime’s “Homeland,” TheWrap has learned.

The “House of Cards” actress will be playing the role of President-elect Elizabeth Keane, a former junior senator from New York. Her character is described as a natural politician who is bright and charming, but who can also be blunt.

Marvel played Heather Dunbar, a democratic presidential candidate in season three of “House of Cards” who was ultimately thwarted by Frank and Claire Underwood.

Looks like she’ll finally get her chance to shine on Showtime.

Marvel has also had roles in “Fargo,” “True Grit” and “Burn After Reading.”

“Homeland” recently received four Emmy nominations.

Marvel is repped by Innovative Artists.

Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, “Homeland” was developed for American television by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, and is based on the original Israeli series “Prisoners of War” by Gideon Raff.

“Homeland” will begin production in early August in New York, where the series’ sixth season will be largely set.

Matt Donnelly contributed to this report.