Succession: Season 3 trailer drops promising a battle of Good and Evil

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Sky confirms that the darkly comic corporate family drama will return this autumn

The compelling show about the Roy family, who sit atop an imperiled media empire, will return for its third run this autumn, somewhat delayed thanks to the pandemic.

Picking up on the explosive events of the season 2 finale, Logan (Brian Cox) is under fire from his son –  and one-time likely successor – Kendall (Jeremy Strong). As both scramble to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.  One which presents dilemmas for all the main players, as they again have to take sides.

Could Shiv be the kingmaker, or will Kendall and Logan’s battle destroy them both?

Succession: Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Logan Roy (Brian Cox)

One more season?

With tensions escalating, it’s worth knowing that the show may have already passed its midpoint. In a recent interview to Dominic Maxwell of The Times, writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett suggested that Succession creator Jesse Armstrong is only looking at making one more season after the current run, saying:

“I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four,” Pritchett said. “We’re at the end of filming season three, so at this point Jesse is saying only one more. But that happens every time. We’ve got a good end in sight.”

Returning alongside Cox and Strong, the season 3 cast includes Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter and James Cromwell. Additional cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody and Hope Davis.

Succession is created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown and Will Ferrell. Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner. Produced by HBO, the show airs on Sky Atlantic and Now in the UK.

Both of the first two seasons are available to catch up on Sky On-Demand and NOW.

Who fancies a binge re-watch over the summer?