“Succession” Season 3 Out This Fall
Claire Miles - June 24, 2021

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

Season three of the HBO hit drama “Succession” is set to return this fall. The season two finale of “Succession” aired in 2019, and like many shows, it’s faced continuous setbacks due to the pandemic. The show follows the complicated Roy family of media conglomerate Waystar Royco. The cast includes: Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen. Other regular cast members include Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed. Adrien Brodyand Alexander Skarsgård will join season three. Season two ended with the ultimate mic drop moment for the eldest son Kendall; he refused to take the fall for his father’s mistakes, and pins Logan Roy as the perpetrator of the illegal ongoings at Waystar Royco in a press conference.

According to The Wrap, the description of season three reads: “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.””Succession” swept the Emmys in 2020, picking up the awards for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series. Composer Nicholas Brittell (Cruella, Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk) won the Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music in 2019 (well deserved, it undeniably slaps).

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Savor the new seasons while you can, because showrunner Jesse Armstrong only envisions four, possibly five seasons for the drama series. Executive producer Georgia Pritchett told U.K. newspaper The Times, “I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four. 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.”