HBO has confirmed Succession season 3 will make its long-awaited return with a brand new trailer.
We last left the dysfunctional Roy family and its Fox News Corp.-like media dynasty at the cliffhanger finale of Succession season 2, when – SPOILERS – everything built by fictional Rupert Murdoch equivalent and iron-fisted patriarch, Logan Roy (portrayed by Brian Cox), was on the verge of crumbling.
To make a very long and nuanced story arc short, details surrounding Waystar Royco’s cruise scandal complete with sexual assault, bribery, and criminal negligence is now public knowledge. In desperate need of a public scapegoat – or ”blood sacrifice”, as the family called it – Logan nominates his second son Kendall Roy (portrayed by Jeremy Strong). Kendall ostensibly agrees to take the heat… but throws Logan under the bus at the very last minute, thereby demonstrating the “killer instinct” Logan believed Kendall lacked.
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“This is the day his reign ends,” Kendall affirmed during a press conference, mere seconds away from when the credits rolled.
“The truth is that my father is a malignant presence, a bully, and a liar, and he was fully personally aware of these events for many years… I have with me today copies of records that show his personal sign-offs.”
In addition to the usual suspects of Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong, we can expect appearances from Sarah Snook as Siobhan “Shiv” Roy, Kieran Culkin as Romulus “Roman” Roy, Alan Ruck as Connor Roy, Michael McFadyen as Tom Wambsgans, Nicholas Braun as Cousin Greg Hirsch, J. Smith-Cameron as Gerri Kellman, Justine Lupe as Willa Ferreyra, and Arian Moayed as Stewy Hosseini.
Newcomers will include K-Pop star Jihae Kim as leading public relations consultant Berry Schneider, Sanaa Lathan as high-profile New York lawyer Lisa Arthur, Hope Davis as Sandy Furness (daughter of Logan’s rival Sandy Furness), Dasha Nekrasova as crisis public relations representative Comfry, Linda Emond as senior White House aide Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, Ella Rumpf in an unnamed role; plus Alexander Skarsgard as confrontational tech founder + CEO Lukas Matsson, and Adrien Brody as Josh Aaronson – “a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the skirmish for ownership of Waystar.”
Succession season 3 has officially locked in an October 17th release date in the US and the 18th here in Australia, check out the brand new trailer for yourself above, the previous one below – and catch up on the first two seasons via Binge.