Be ready for more gripping feuds of a disloyal and undetermined family. Succession Season 3 is around the edges and will be returning soon to television.
Succession is an American drama tv series that has premiered two seasons so far. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the show stars Brian Cox, Jeremy String and Juerab Culkin in the lead roles.
The critics and the audience immensely loved the HBO drama revolving around family members battling against each other. As of now, we know that the third season of Succession has been officially renewed, and it will most probably arrive at the end of 2021, as we already have a teaser for the third season. Here’s everything we know about the third season of HBO’s Succession.
Succession Season 3: When Will It Release?
What do we know about Succession Season 3? After the success of the first and second seasons, the TV series was renewed a third season and is ready to welcome new characters as well. Created by Jesse Armstrong, the TV series first aired in 2018 on HBO. So when Succession Season 3 comes out, you may be wondering.
The announcement of a third chapter went official in 2019, but the filming was halted due to the Covid-19 pandemic and then postponed to the end of 2020. We do not yet have a release date for Succession Season 3, but we can assume that the next season would arrive by the end of 2021 in the United States.
Previously, Casey Bloys, the chief content officer at HBO and HBO Max, said during a conversation with Deadline,
“But that would mean we don’t get hit with any Covid delays. Much of that will depend on how the vaccine rolls out and how much a factor Covid is. It’s still very much a real thing in production at the moment. Hopefully, it gets easier to deal with. It’s hard to predict right now.”
Succession Season 3: Plot
The Emmy Award-winning TV series follows the adventures of the Roy family, at the head of one of the most influential media and entertainment conglomerates in the world, Waystar Royko. In the family, we find characters like Logan, his wife Marcia and the children he has had from previous marriages. We don’t know any in-depth details of the plot yet, but we can retrace our steps and peek at the second season’s plot to understand what kind of events could take place in Season 3.
Season 2 of the show ended with characters struggling with a challenging situation. Logan, the father of the family, was ambushed by Kendall (his son). We can therefore imagine that Succession 3 season will start with Logan Roy’s life in danger. The power struggle continues, and Logan’s other children will continue to fight, heightening tensions in the family and preparing for an imminent war between opposing factions.
During a recent interview with Hollywood Reporter, Brain Cox shared an update regarding Season 3.
“I nearly fell off my chair because he [Armstrong] never tells you about the next series. We never knew from episode to episode what was going to happen. But then he told me. And it’s jolly thrilling. That’s all I can say,” said the actor.
Succession Season 3: Who’s In The Cast?
In Succession season 3, we will see the return of many characters we are fond of and new additions in the cast that will bring further havoc (or, who knows, a bit of balance?). For example, as Deadline reports, Alexander Skarsgard will be one of the new actors who will join the third season of the TV series.
Known for his roles in True Blood and Big Little Lies, he will play Lukas Matsson, an aggressive founder and CEO of a successful IT company. As a guest star, Adrien Brody ( Peaky Blinders ) enters the scene. The latter is Josh Aaronson, a billionaire activist and investor who will take a pivotal role in the fight for Waystar’s ownership.
Succession Season 3 also adds two new actresses for the new chapter. Sanaa Lathan ( The Affair ) will play a New York lawyer Lisa Arthur. Linda Emond will play a White House aide, Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven.
Here’s the complete list of cast:
- Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy
- Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch
- Brian Cox as Logan Roy
- Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy
- Peter Friedman as Frank Vernon
- Natalie Gold as Rava Roy
- Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans
- Alan Ruck as Connor Roy
- Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy
- Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy
- Rob Yang as Lawrence Yee
- Dagmara Dominczyk as Karolina
Succession: The Show Will Have 5 Seasons
The first two seasons of the show are one of the most popular sets of episodes on HBO. According to Georgia Pritchett, writer and executive producer, the show will have five seasons at maximum. He went on to make things worse for the fans. He even said that the show might end with its fourth season itself.
Fourth or fifth does not matter; what matters the most is that the end of Succession is already in the minds of its makers, and the story of the Roy family will lead to a conclusion soon and most probably in the coming two years.
Succession Season 3: Is A Trailer Available?
HBO has not released a trailer for the third season as of now. We currently have no news yet about the trailer of Succession Season 3. Generally, networks release images and videos close to the release of the season, so we will have to wait a little longer for a trailer. However, a teaser for Season 3 was released way before the time, and you can indeed watch it to get some clues about the new season.
Will We See Coronavirus References In The New Season?
It would be wrong if not a single reference regarding the deadly coronavirus is made in the third season of the show. The pandemic had indeed wrecked the whole world, and it will certainly reflect in the new season’s storyline. During an interview with Variety, Sarah Snook, the actress responsible for the role of Shiv, reflected on the question,
“I think it’s a thing that everybody’s aware of, and audiences are intuitive these days. Even just seeing a mask in the background of something or hand sanitiser, those things that have become part of our daily lives, those things maybe, but nothing that is so overt that is going to tackle it head-on because that’s not the show.”