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“Succession” Season 3 Trailer Reveals the Roy Family’s Coming Chaos

“I dropped a bomb, the whole world is watching for my next move,” says Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) at the top of the official trailer for Succession‘s long-awaited third season. Kendall is referring to the fact that at the end of season two, he told the entire world that the company his father built, Waystar Royco, is a seething den of corruption because of his old man’s criminality and ineptitude. It was quite the move for the long-suffering Kendall, and even the man in his crosshairs, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) had to almost smile at his boldness. Finally, the son was behaving like the father, which was great, but it also meant war.

The Roy family has been nipping at each other’s heels, and taking whatever scraps patriarch Logan has thrown them (the scraps are impressive, these are billionaires after all) for years. But season three promises true chaos, with the family members no doubt having to take sides. Logan has lost a few battles in his day, but never a war, and one likes his chances against Kendall. Yet the trailer teases just how brutal things are going to get, and Kendall’s commitment to “killing” Logan (business-wise…we think) seems very real.

The wolves are at the doorstep. Kendall is trying to wrest control of the company from his father while simultaneously not implicating himself and somehow avoiding the Feds shutting the whole thing down, or, having the company taken from him by the other board members. Meanwhile, Logan’s not going to just sit around and hope for the best. He’s plotting and scheming, and will do whatever it takes to win.

There’s a reason Succession has been such a big hit. The writing is taut, the characters are hilarious and morally bankrupt (even if they occasionally feint at decency), and the net effect is beautifully made, expertly performed prestige schadenfreude. We can’t wait to see what these vipers do to each other next.

Check out the trailer below. Succession season three premieres on October 17.

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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