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

Smart

By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!


And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!


Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!


And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

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.”