The “Succession” cast just got even better. Alexander Skarsgård will recur on Season 3 of the excellent HBO drama, playing Lukas Matsson, a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO.
But will Matsson ally with Logan (Brian Cox) or Kendall (Jeremy Strong)? We don’t actually have the answer to our own question, but we certainly asked HBO. (They did not provide any clarity.)
Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season 2, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position, the third-season logline reads. Scrambling to secure familial, political and financial alliances, tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.
Jesse Armstrong is the creator and showrunner of “Succession.” Other executive producers include Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown and Will Ferrell.
“Succession” Season 3 is currently in production.
Skarsgård is represented by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman.
“Succession” won a ton of Emmys in 2020, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Cherry Jones), Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Strong), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Andrij Parekh), Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Armstrong), Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series (Avy Kaufman) and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series (William Henry and Venya Bruk).
It was also nominated for — and lost — 11 others. Again, that’s just in 2020.
Yeah, “Succession” is a really, really good show.
After the Season 2 finale, TheWrap caught up with Cox, who told us about Logan’s smiling reaction to his son Kendall turning on him in that closing episode. Was it because he was proud of Kendall — after Logan told him earlier in the episode that he’s just not enough of a “killer” to take over the family business — or because he’s just excited for a fight in Season 3?
“It’s a combination of both,” Cox told TheWrap. “It’s a combination of, ‘finally my son has come of age’ and ‘now I’m in for a real fight’ — but at least it’s gonna be a fight within the family (laughs). So I’m gonna have to deal with shareholders, but ultimately it’s back to us, it’s back to where we are. So it’s a kind of combination.”