As well as creating sharp and hilarious insults that pepper the dialogue, Armstrong and the other writers make you care about these unethical, over-privileged figures. It’s a stunningly dark tragicomedy you can’t look away from.
Understandably, the newly released teaser trailer (see below) was a delightful surprise – especially given the production delays caused by Covid. Here’s everything we know so far about season three.
What happened at the end of Succession, season 2?
Season two left us on a vengeful and courageous cliffhanger. The family-led corporation Waystar Royco – owned by the gruff and powerful Logan Roy (Brian Cox) – is embroiled in a cover-up scandal that involves sexual assault and potential murder. Someone has to take the hit. Logan won’t admit to wrongdoing, and so uses his obedient son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) as a scapegoat.
Considering Kendall’s submissive loyalty to his father, granting his every request and rolling over when necessary, it seemed certain that he would follow through. But instead, Kendall goes off-script at a press conference and says his father was ultimately responsible for the cover-ups – leading to a PR pandemonium of swear words and flash photography. Logan couldn’t help but crack a smile.
What's the Succession, season 3 plot?
Season three takes place in the aftermath of Kendall’s brilliant betrayal, and now he wants to recruit people to his side. HBO’s official synopsis reads: ‘Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season 2, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.’
It’ll be fascinating to see who sides with Kendall’s new revolution. Considering Logan sold out his own son and covered up a horrific scandal, old loyalties might well dissolve.
Who's in the Succession, season 3 cast?
All the usual players are returning. Brian Cox (Good Omens) plays the patriarch Logan Roy – alongside Jeremy Strong (The Trial of the Chicago 7) as the deviant son Kendall, Sarah Snook (Pieces of a Woman) as the daughter and most likely successor Shiv, and Kieran Culkin (Fargo) as the sleazy, slimy son Roman.
Some big names have been added to the cast, including Adrien Brody (Peaky Blinders) as a billionaire investor and Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) as a CEO and tech founder. This season also stars Sanaa Lathan (The Affair), Linda Emond (The Big Sick), and the musician Jihae (Mortal Engines).
What's the Succession season 3 release date?
There’s no specific date yet, but both Sky and HBO promise a release ‘this fall’. If it’s in September, Succession would coincide with new seasons of The Morning Show and Sex Education – a great month for the small screen. Watch the season three teaser trailer below.
Succession season 3 returns to Sky Atlantic and NOW this autumn. Seasons 1-2 are available to catch up now on Sky On-Demand and NOW.
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