Hold onto your ascot. The hit HBO series “Succession” held its season 3 premier at the American Museum of Natural History on Tuesday evening. The comedy-drama led by a main character bearing a striking resemblance to Rupert Murdoch, the founder of News Corp, will be available to watch and stream on HBO beginning Sunday at 9pm. This season will be 9 episodes.
Brian Cox, who stars as Roy Logan, CEO of the fictitious Waystar Royco on “Succession,” showed up to the red carpet donning a “#TeamLoganRoy F*CK OFF,” face mask. This smack down has emerged as the quintessential snap off for the actor who in 2019 starred as Lyndon B. Johnson in ‘“The Great Society” at the Vivian Beaumont Theater in Lincoln Center.
“It was a good mask. It was my manager who came up with that idea,” Cox told ET‘s Rachel Smith. “So yeah, it was a bit of a shock.”
“Succession” has won 9 Emmy’s including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Casting. Jeremy Strong (as Kendall Roy) won Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series and Cherry Jones won for Outstanding Guest Actress.
Some new blood is joining the cast for season 3. Alexander Skarsgard, Sanaa Lathan and Adrien Brody, who’s a graduate of LaGuardia High School, all enter the Roy family fray. Brody’s character, Josh Aaronson, will apparently be facing off with Kendall Roy this season, according to Cox.
“Fantastic, amazing, he’s one of the great actors,” Strong told ET about Brody. “Wonderful guy, brilliant actor. I loved working with him.” He also noted that Brody is a “great part of the season and I’m excited for you to see.”
In an interview with The (UK) Times, writer Georgia Pritchett revealed a hint about the show’s arc, saying “I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four.” She continued, teasing that showrunner Jesse Armstrong and the creative team has “a good end in sight.”
Here’s the official season 3 trailer: