The second season of HBO’s Succession might have finished airing all the way back in October of 2019, but anticipation for its next season has arguably never been higher.
After announcing earlier in the week that Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgard would be joining the cast for Season 3, news has now dropped that Oscar winner Adrien Brody is also coming on board as a guest star for the new season.
Skarsgard will play Lukas Matsson, a character described as a successful and confrontational tech founder and CEO. Sounds like he’ll fit right in with the Roy family.
Brody’s character is a billionaire named Josh Aaronson, an activist investor who will play a crucial role in the battle between Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) over control of their company Waystar.
While Succession was a hit in its first season, earning five Emmy nominations (including Drama Series), and winning for Writing and Main Title Theme Music, the second season saw it skyrocket to become one of HBO’s true new flagship series. At last year’s Emmy Awards, the second season scored a staggering 18 nominations and 7 wins, including for Best Drama Series, Directing, Writing, and Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Strong.
HBO has not announced a premiere date yet for the new season of Succession, but with the major guest stars lining up and production well underway, that date could be out sooner rather than later.