Season three of Succession will be directed by Jesse Armstrong, who previously directed Peep Show.
The Roy family’s misadventures are followed in this episode, which is either a dark drama or a hilariously black parody depending on your point of view.
They’re a dysfunctional bunch who spend their days punching each other in the back in the hopes of succeeding patriarch Logan Roy as the head of the family’s global media empire when he steps down or dies at his desk.
It appears to be based on the Murdoch family; Armstrong previously wrote a script about the Murdochs that was never turned into a film. However, he isn’t always fond of the analogy.
He told EW, “It’s not bullshit to say it’s not the Murdochs.” “Maybe it’s a naive assumption that because it’s a media family, it must be the Murdochs.”
Anyone who doesn’t want to be prosecuted by one of the world’s most wealthy men is likely to agree.
But, whoever it is based on, it’s getting a third season, which was commissioned just two weeks into the second series’ airing.
“We can’t wait to see how Jesse Armstrong’s dynamic characters continue to explore this captivating, ruthless world of the uber-rich,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO drama programming.
“In today’s world, where politics and the media are increasingly intertwined, Succession offers a particularly piercing glimpse behind the curtain of this elite, powerful, and cutthroat society.”
But, in the third season, how can the Roys wreak havoc? All you need to remember is right here.
When will the third season of Succession air?
Season one premiered in June 2018, and season two will premiere in August 2019 on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK, as well as HBO Max in the United States.
Season three, however, was delayed due to the pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the television and film industries.
Season 3 Cast & Guest Stars in Succession
The main Succession cast is expected to return, along with the show’s unforgettable supporting cast, but Season 3 will also feature a long list of new guest stars.
Adrien Brody was the most recent addition, according to Deadline, who will play “Josh Aaronson, a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the fight for the ownership of Waystar.”
Alexander Skarsgrd (Big Little Lies) will also appear in the season as “Lukas Matsson, a prosperous, confrontational tech founder and CEO.”
Sandi Furness, the daughter of Sandy Furness, who attempted to take over Waystar Royco, will be played by Hope Davis.
Sanaa Lathan has been cast as Lisa Arthur, “a high-profile well-connected New York lawyer;” Linda Emond has been cast as Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, “a senior White House aide;” and Jihae has been cast as Berry Schneider, “a leading Public Relations consultant,” according to Deadline.
However, the big names aren’t just on the show. According to Vulture, Hustlers director Lorene Scafaria posted a picture from set captioned “family time w/ the Roys,” implying that the celebrated filmmaker will play a creative part.
Plot of Season 3 of Succession
Kendall, played by Jeremy Strong, seems to be happy with himself and feels vindicated by the end of Season 2.
Greg, played by Nicholas Braun, was present for the reveal, and he gave Kendall those damning cruise records, which may indicate that he’s switching his allegiance from Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) to Kendall. The season will see “tensions escalate as a brutal corporate struggle threatens to turn into a family civil war,” according to HBO.
Actor Brian Cox told ET Canada in June that he had been given a closer look at the plans for Season 3, which would consist of eight rather than the normal ten episodes. “It’s incredible,” he said, but he couldn’t elaborate on the patriarch’s journey. HBO isn’t saying much, either, but the character descriptions of its newly confirmed guest stars give away a lot about what’s going on.
Season 3 of Succession is currently in production.
There’s good news! According to Backstage, Succession has been shooting in New York since winter 2020. Some of the photographs and videos of Strong strutting down city streets, as he does, may have already caught your eye. Willa star Justine Lupe posted a behind-the-scenes photo with co-stars Sarah Snook (Siobhan) and Zoe Winters (Kerry). In the candid, they’re wearing masks and face shields, but none of their gear looks silky or Roy-esque, so Season 3 does not tackle COVID in-universe.