The obsession over ‘Succession’ is still at an all-time high. Season 3 is on the way, and HollywoodLife has rounded up the key updates about filming, what’s next, and more.
Even over a year after its season 2 finale, everyone is still talking about Succession. Fans are fully invested in the high stakes world of the Roy family as they betray one another and make epic power grabs. The Emmy-winning show has been renewed for season 3, and now people want to know: when are we getting season 3?
The season ended on one hell of a note: Kendall Roy going off about his father in a live press conference. The world has been waiting to see what happens next. Here’s what we know so far about season 3.
Has Season 3 Started Filming?
Succession season 3 was supposed to start filming in April 2020 in New York City, but it was postponed indefinitely in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Alan Ruck, who plays Connor Roy, in Oct. 2020 and he said that season 3 was expected to start filming “in the middle of November in New York.”
What Will Happen In Season 3?
Details about season 3 have been kept very under wraps, given how season 2 ended. Kendall was supposed to take the blame and leave Waystar-Royco in a move that would show the world that the company is trying to make amends in the wake of the cruise ships scandal coverup.
In the middle of his press conference, Kendall went off script and told everyone that he could prove that Logan knew about the coverup. The final moments of the season 2 finale featured Kendall getting up from his seat, ripping up his prepared statement, and walking out of the room. Meanwhile, Logan was still on his yacht and seemed to not be completely surprised by his son’s bold move.
Season 3 would likely explore the aftermath of Kendall exposing his father and the rest of the family choosing sides. There’s still a lot to dive into with the Roys, including Roman’s complicated relationship with his father. (Never forget when Logan hit Roman and knocked out his tooth.)
Plus, could season 3 be the beginning of the end with Tom and Shiv? In the finale, Tom woefully says to Shiv, “I wonder if the sad I’d be without you is less than the sad I get from being with you.” There’s also the whole Marcia factor. She has the keys to the Roy kingdom and knows so much about the inner workings of Logan Roy. Also, for the love of all the Crocs out there, let’s please give Greg a love interest.
Given that he plays Logan Roy, it’s not a total surprise that Brian Cox knows what happens in season 3. Brian said that creator Jesse Armstrong told him what’s coming up. “I nearly fell off my chair because he never tells you about the next series. We never knew from episode to episode what was going to happen,” Brian said on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “But then he told me. And it’s jolly thrilling. That’s all I can say.”
Who Is Returning?
The full cast is expected to return: Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Hiam Abbass, and J. Smith-Cameron. Additional cast members have not been revealed just yet.
Many of the main cast members got major pay raises for season 3. Jeremy, Kieran, Sarah, Alan, Matthew, and Nicholas will all make around $300,000 to $350,000 an episode moving forward, according to THR. Brian, who plays the Roy patriarch, is expected to have negotiated a higher salary number than his co-stars.
Is There A Premiere Date Yet?
HBO has not announced a premiere date for season 3 at the moment. Alan told HollywoodLife that he expected the third season to air “sometime in 2021.”
Season 1 premiered in June 2018, and season 2 debuted in August 2019. Season 2 began filming in the first half of 2019 and premiered in the same year, so it’s possible the show could finish filming in early 2021 and premiere later in the year.