UPDATE [20/09/21]: Succession season 3 has locked in an October 17th release date.
The two-year wait is almost over, folks. Succession season 3 has locked in an October release date.
In a year of setbacks and delays instigated by COVID-19, this announcement is quite a refreshing change of pace. Previously, HBO Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys had stated Succession season 3 would premiere sometime during the fourth quarter of 2021 in a “normal world” (which we’re obviously not living in).
More recently, executive producer Georgia Pritchett revealed production for season 3 had only just wrapped up. So you can understand why learning the Roy family would return in just a little over a month’s time would be a surprise.
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We last left the dysfunctional clan 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.
“This is the day his reign ends,” Kendall Roy (portrayed by Jeremy Strong) 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.”
The Succession season 3 trailer dropped early last month offered us a preview of the immediate fallout. If the Roy family was divided before, they’re now heading towards an all-out civil war.
Alliances for power grabs between siblings are proposed. Fairy tale-based threats are made, both successfully and unsuccessfully. And true to their characters, perennial butt of the joke Tom Wambsgans (portrayed by Michael McFadyen) tells Cousin Greg Hirsch (portrayed by Nicholas Braun) a certain someone is going to “fire a million poisonous spiders down your dicky.”
In addition to the usual suspects of Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, and Michael McFadyen, we can expect the return of Sarah Snook as Siobhan “Shiv” Roy, Kieran Culkin as Romulus “Roman” Roy, Alan Ruck as Connor Roy, 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.”
We’ll update you the moment we find out a precise release date for HBO’s Succession season 3 beyond the month of October, as well as when Aussie fans can expect the new episodes to hit Binge.
Check out the Succession season 3 trailer for yourself below.
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