Jesse Armstrong was behind British sitcoms Peep Show and Fresh Meat before getting an Academy Award for nomination for In The Loop. He also co-wrote Four Lions and an episode of Black Mirror. Now he has a major international hit on his hands, as he is the man behind Succession. The Succession season three trailer is finally here.
Some see it as a drama, others as a dark comedy. The award-winning tale of the Roy family media dynasty has been off-screen for two years due to the pandemic but now it is back.
Logan Roy will fight to keep control of his company as enemies circle after he was ambushed by his own son about revelations of conduct within the company. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle turns into a family civil war.
This time, they will be joined by big names in the supporting cast. Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood, The Stand, Big Little Lies) will play a character that has been described as:
“…a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO…”
Oscar-winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, King Kong, The Grand Budapest Hotel) is also joining the cast of Succession. Brody will guest star as Josh Aaronson, a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the battle for the ownership of Waystar Media.
Sanaa Lathan will play Lisa Arthur, a high-profile lawyer, with Linda Emond portraying senior White House aide Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven. K-pop star Jihae Kim will also be starring as PR expert Berry Schneider.
Emmy-nominated actor Hope Davis has also signed on for a multi-episode arc playing Sandy Furness, daughter to Sandi Furness – Logan Roy’s long-time rival.
Three supporting cast members have now been promoted to series regulars – Willa Ferreyra (Justine Lipe), chief financial officer Karl Muller (David Rasche), and Waystar Royco’s senior communications executive Fisher Stevens (Hugo Baker).
Succession returns on October 17th which means if you are late to the party you can get caught up right now before the show starts again.