‘Succession’ Season 3 Is Closer Than We Thought. Here’s Everything We Know
If there’s one thing that we learned from the 72nd annual Emmy Awards (aside from the fact that the world loves Schitt’s Creek), it’s the cast of Succession is just as eager to get moving on season three as we are. Lucky for us, it seems the ball might be rolling already.
During last night’s awards show, Succession brought home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. The series was nominated against an impressive list of our all-time favorites, including Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, The Mandalorian, Ozark and Stranger Things. Not to mention, Jeremy Strong won the highly coveted award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Kendall Roy on the show.
But that wasn't the only good news we got about popular HBO series. Actor and fan favorite, Nicholas Braun, also spilled some details about the future of the show. Keep reading for everything we know about Succession season three.
1. When will ‘Succession’ Season 3 premiere?
During the ceremony’s pre-show, Braun definitively said the series would be back “next year.” What does that mean exactly? Well, we’re not quite sure.
“I think we're going to start hopefully in a few months, hopefully by the end of the year,” he said during an interview. “And then we'll get it going.” We’ll take what we can get.
2. Who’s starring in season 3?
While we aren’t one-hundred percent certain, it's fair to assume that all the key players will be returning for the third season, including Brian Cox (Logan Roy), Nicholas Braun (Greg), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy), Sarah Snook (Shiv Roy), Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy) and Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans).
3. What is ‘Succession’ about?
The series follows Logan Roy, a CEO of one of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates, as he considers retirement. When his children learn of the news, they all scramble for power, proving just how dysfunctional this wealthy, American family can be.
As for season three’s plot, however, no one knows what to expect aside from Logan Roy himself (and the writers and producers).
“I nearly fell off my chair because [series creator Jesse Armstrong] never tells you about the next series. We never knew from episode to episode what was going to happen,” Cox said during an appearance on The Jess Cagle Show, per The Hollywood Reporter. “It's jolly thrilling. That's all I can say.”
The 74-year-old actor also opened up about the road-blocks the coronavirus has caused when it comes to shooting. “Our problem with the show is it's a verity show because we shoot on the move and chronologically. But we now have to change in a way to be more controlled,” he continued.
4. When does production begin?
Pre-production has technically already started. However, HBO announced in March that it had been delayed due to COVID-19.
Then, in August, Armstrong told Variety that he hoped they could begin shooting in New York sometime before Christmas. “Who knows if that’ll come about, but that’s the plan at the moment,” he said.
According to Braun’s interview, it seems like they are right on track. And we cannot wait.