Are you prepared for the return of the most terrible (and supremely watchable) family on television?
Well, the wait is almost over with the announcement that award-winning drama series Succession will return for a third season in the Australian spring, premiering at the same time as HBO’s U.S. launch.
In case you need a refresher or are new to the show entirely, the plot revolves around the Roy family — one of the wealthiest in the world — who run Waystar RoyCo: a global media and hospitality empire. When the Roy patriarch, Logan, falls ill, his children begin vying for power as they fight for who will take control of the company. Needless to say, some shady business, backstabbing and double-dealing ensue.
Set in New York, the bitingly funny, critically acclaimed drama series explores themes of power, politics, money, and family, with the scheming Roy family taking centre stage.
In the new trailer for the highly anticipated third season, we can see that tensions are going to hit a boiling point for the family. 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.
A highlight from the sneak peek would definitely have to be Logan telling Kendall that he is going to “grind his f—king bones to make my bread”, which is a totally normal thing for a dad to say to a son (!) and just one of the many reasons we cannot get enough of the dysfunctional Roy family.
Like many other shows, the upcoming season of Succession, which has won seven Emmy Awards since its debut, was delayed by the pandemic, so fans have been waiting almost two years to see what will unfold after the second season cliffhanger.
All of the drama’s main cast will return for the third season including Brian Cox (Logan Roy), Emmy-winner Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy), 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). Joining the already impressive ensemble cast for season three are Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) and Emmy winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) along with Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae and Hope Davis.
Succession season three will air on Foxtel and BINGE, from October 18, the same days the US. Check out the trailer below and then go thank your family for being somewhat normal.
You can also catch up on the first two seasons on BINGE.