Everything You Need To Know About Succession Season 3

Everything You Need To Know About Succession Season 3
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HBO’s hit drama Succession was on a break for what seems like forever. But the good news is that the wait is over and Succession is back for its third season very soon.

If you somehow missed it, Succession is a drama-comedy-satire about the Roys, the family that runs the largest media empire in the world.

If that sounds all a bit too familiar that might be because the showrunner, Jesse Armstrong, originally conceived the idea as a feature film on the Murdochs. He then chose to create original characters inspired by real-life media families.

Three years, two Golden Globes and four Emmy wins later and Succession is back for a new season. Here’s what you can expect.

What’s happening in Succession season 3?

As you can see, Succession season 3 will continue the war between father and son over their family’s media empire.

According to the synopsis:

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.

In the words of cousin Greg: “That’s kind of dramatic.”

Succession season 3 cast

All your favourite terrible family members are back for season 3 and there’s even a couple of newcomers to add to the mix.

Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies) is playing Lukas Matsson a successful tech founder and CEO. Adrien Brody (The Pianist) is also joining the show as Josh Aaronson, a billionaire activist investor.

Skarsgård and Brody join season regulars including Nicholas Braun, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Hiam Abbass, Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, J. Smith-Cameron, Arian Moayed and Scott Nicholson.

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Where can you watch season 3 in Australia?

Not at all ironically, Foxtel has the broadcast rights to Succession season 3. You can catch the new season on Foxtel and Binge.

Season three premiered in Australia on October 18, with new episodes launching each week on Monday.

Can I see a trailer?

You sure can. Foxtel has released the official trailer for season 3 of Succession, offering some insight into what fans can expect from the next instalment of the series. In a word, the season looks like it is going to be intense (in true Succession fashion).

You can watch the official trailer for season 3 below.


If you’re new to the Succession family, you can and should catch up on seasons 1 and 2 over on Binge now.

This article has been updated to reflect the news of Succession season 3’s release date and poster.

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