Spoiler warning for Succession season 2
The second run of the critically acclaimed HBO drama Succession came to a close after a season of cringe-worthy moments, killer put-downs and some dramatic dynastic drama for the media royalty that are the Roys.
Logan Roy ( Brian Cox ) faced challenges on all sides, as a fresh takeover bid emerged and various dark secrets in his company’s past came out.
So when can we expect Succession season 3?
And what will go down for the Roy family in the third run?
Succession season 3 UK release date
Succession season 3 will air in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in Summer 2020.
This will closely follow US transmission on HBO.
Succession season 3 cast
Brian Cox as Logan Roy
The Roy family patriarch was left as the surprise “blood sacrifice” in the final scene of season 2 as son Kendall scapegoated him for the company’s recent troubles, but Logan looked impressed with his son.
Will Logan really take a backseat from running the company?
Alan Ruck as Connor Roy
The oldest doltish son of Logan seems to have given up his ridiculous presidential campaign, but will he manage to keep his romantic relationship with wannabe playwright Willa?
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy
Having undergone a complicated dynamic with his father in season 2, the COO struggled with addiction and had an affair with Naomi Pierce before looking set to be the scapegoat for the company scandals.
However, Kendall appears to be in a prime leadership position for season 3 as he went off-book and publicly made a statement that sacrificed his father to save the company.
Will the pair come closer together in season 3?
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy
Having been shaken by a hostage crisis and failing to find the financial backing that his father needed, Roman remains snarky but is now keen to be more openly sensitive with his siblings.
However, the COO may feel angry with Kendall for his tactics in season 3.
Sarah Snook as Siobhan “Shiv” Roy
The only daughter of Logan gave up her career in politics to work in the company as he told her she would succeed him.
However, now that Kendall has effectively removed his father from the top of the company, has Shiv lost her chance to grab the throne?
Additionally, her marriage to Tom looks to be on shaky ground.
Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch
Logan’s bumbling nephew was at the centre of a scandal for the company but managed to emerge unscathed and supportive of the now empowered Kendall.
Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy
Logan’s third wife looked set to end their marriage in season 2 following Logan keeping secrets from her and growing close to Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter).
Is it really over for them?
Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans
Shiv’s husband was brutally torn down by the Roy family in season 2 before confessed his unhappiness in his open marriage to Shiv.
Appearing to be a bit broken by his experiences, can Tom really stay in the Roy family for good?
J. Smith-Cameron as Gerri Kellman
The chief counsel and advisor to the Roy family, Gerri emerged as a partner in crime (and sadistic sexual pleasure) for Roman in season 2.
Will their partnership continue in the third season?
Peter Friedman as Frank Vernon
The former COO and old friend of the Roy family survived the corporate bloodbath of season 2.
Dagmara Dominiczyk as Karolina
The legal advisor of the Roy family was dismayed when Kendall went off-book and publicly denounced his father’s involvement in the company.
Arian Moayed as Stewy Hosseini
Kendall’s former friend, company board member, and proponent of the takeover bid wasn’t backing down in season 2. But has Kendall outsmarted him too?
David Rasche as Karl
The CFO of Waysar Royco and a member of the company legal team who was held hostage with Roman in season 2.
Justine Lupe as Willa
The former call girl and wannabe playwright saw her aspirations fail in season 2, but will she stick with boyfriend Connor going ahead?
Caitlin FitzGerald as Tabitha
Roman’s girlfriend who is not sexually intimate with will likely return in the third season.
Succession season 3 plot
The third season will pick up after the killer cliffhanger that ended season 2.
Despite appearing willing to sacrifice himself to be the scapegoat for the various scandals that had befallen Waystar Royco, Kendall showed no weakness in throwing his father Logan under the bus and using him as the “blood sacrifice” instead – to the shock of Shiv and Roman – but the slightly impressed looking Logan.
What this means for the battle to succeed Logan remains to be seen, for while Logan seemed prime to give the throne to Shiv, Kendall’s actions seem to have turned this upside down.
Meanwhile, the Roy marriages were in crisis by the end of the season, with Marcia now estranged from Logan and Tom admitting to Shiv that he’s unhappy with how her family treats him and with their marriage being an open one.
Finally, Connor faced financial ruin unless he gave up his presidential campaign – so it looks like we’ll be spared any more of that.
We can’t wait for what comes next for the Roy clan!
Succession season 3 trailer
There is no footage from the third season yet.
We will post it here as soon as we have it.
Succession season 3 airs in 2020.
Story sourced from – The Mirror