At long last, new details for its third season of HBO’s acclaimed”Succession” have emerged.
HBO announced a trio of new cast members that will join the upcoming third season of the top cabler’s comedy-drama on Thursday. Sanaa Lathan (“The Affair,” CBS All Access'”The Twilight Zone”) will perform Lisa Arthur, a high-profile, well-connected New York lawyer. Linda Emond (“Lodge 49”) will portray Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, a senior White House aide. Korean music star Jihae (“Altered Carbon”) will perform Berry Schneider, a major public relations adviser.
“Succession” centers around the dysfunctional Roy family, who have a global media company, as they plan to wrest control of the company in your aging family patriarch. The series stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, and Rob Yang.
The synopsis for the show’s third year, which follows a jaw-dropping Season 2 finale, reads: Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) at the end of Season 2, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) starts Season 3 at a perilous position. Scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, worries rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war. The premiere date for”Succession” Season 3 hasn’t been announced.
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“Succession” has enjoyed critical acclaim since the show’s first season premiered on HBO in 2018. IndieWire’s Ben Travers praised the show’s sophomore year as one of 2020’s biggest dramas in his own grade A review, where he noticed that it combined the strongest aspects of HBO’s other classic series:
Make no mistake, you are seeing this household eat itself alive. If anyone discovered early episodes of Jesse Armstrong’s review of wealth-hoarding American households to be overly soft in its condemnation of this Roy’s behavior, there is no misunderstanding now: Even though you’ll feel to get some of those cannibals in powerful, fleeting minutes, there is an absurd quantity of joy available in watching the uber-rich go to war with one another, stripping their souls bloody, and just winning in the coldest, ugliest, many Trumpian feels of this term.
The show has also been a hit awards season voters; “Succession” has won nine Emmys, including the award for Best Drama Series in 2020.