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

Caged Bird

By Maya Angelou

The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings with fearful trill of the things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom

The free bird thinks of another breeze and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees and the fat worms waiting on a dawn-bright lawn and he names the sky his own.

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream his wings are clipped and his feet are tied so he opens his throat to sing

The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.

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).

Succession Cast

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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.”