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“Succession” Season 3 Premieres This October

HBO has teased the third season of their hit series Succession via Twitter, revealing that the nest of vipers known as the Roy family is returning in October.

Things were looking very dire for the billionaire bad boys and girls of the Roy family when we last left them in season two’s cliffhanger for a finale.  The long tortured firstborn son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) had turned the screws on his father, Logan (Brian Cox) once again, this time in a way far more significant than merely trying to wrest control of Waystar RoyCo from his old man. Kendall held a press conference where not only did he reveal his plans to take over the family company, but to blame his father for the criminality and culture of abuse that has plagued the massive company for decades. This was hardly the “blood sacrifice” that Logan had demanded of his son—Kendall was supposed to take the fall for the company’s misdeeds, which were all laid bare after a series of disastrous congressional hearings in season two revealed to the world just how venal Waystar RoyCoy is. “This is the day his reign ends,” Kendall said in front of the cameras. Logan, watching this all unfold live from his yacht, had the hint of a smile at the edge of his lips—his son had finally become a man. Which means that now Logan can destroy him.

The returning cast members joining Strong and Cox are Sarah Snook (Shiv Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), Nicholas Braun (Cousin Greg), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans) and J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman). New cast members include Adrien Brody, Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae Kim, Hope Davis, Dasha Nekrasova and Ella Rumpf.

Here’s season 3’s longline:

“Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of season two, Logan Roy begins season three in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.”

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Featured image: Brian Cox is Logan Roy in “Succession.” Courtesy HBO. 

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