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Succession is an American satirical black comedy-drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong. It premiered on June 3, 2018, on HBO.[8][9] The series centers on the Roy family, the owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate, who are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family's patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox). The series has been renewed for a fourth and final season, which premiered on March 26, 2023.[10][11]

Succession - Season 3


Showrunner Jesse Armstrong initially conceived the series as a feature film about the Murdoch family, but the script never went into production. Armstrong eventually expanded the scope of the story to include the larger landscape of Wall Street, which he felt better suited a television format. Armstrong wrote a new script centered on original characters loosely inspired by various powerful media families such as the Murdochs, the Redstones and the Sulzbergers.[48] On June 6, 2016, it was announced that HBO had given the production a pilot order. The episode was written by Armstrong and directed by Adam McKay. Executive producers for the pilot include Armstrong, McKay, Will Ferrell, Frank Rich, and Kevin Messick.[49][50][51] On May 16, 2017, it was announced that HBO had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The previously announced creative team continued their involvement as the series entered into production.[52][53][54][55][56][57]

On August 20, 2019, HBO renewed the series for a third season.[8] On March 28, 2020, HBO announced the third season's production was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[62] The third season premiered on October 17, 2021.[9]

In January 2021, it was announced Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond and Jihae had joined the cast of the series in recurring roles in the third season.[69] In February 2021, it was reported that Hope Davis was cast in a recurring role in the third season.[70] In March, Dasha Nekrasova was reported to have a recurring role in the third season.[71] In May 2021, Alexander Skarsgård was cast in a recurring role while Adrien Brody was cast to guest star for the third season.[72][73] In August 2021, it was announced Ella Rumpf would guest star in the third season.[74]

The series is primarily filmed in New York City, and shot on 35 mm film.[75] Director Adam McKay filmed the pilot in late 2016,[76] while principal photography for the rest of the first season of the series began in October 2017.[77] Locations used throughout the series include the American Irish Historical Society on Fifth Avenue as the location for Logan's apartment, 714 Broadway as the location of Shiv's season 1 apartment, and the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the East River for scenes of the Roys departing on their helicopters. For scenes depicting the interiors of the Waystar RoyCo offices, the crew uses towers 4 and 7 of the World Trade Center, while 28 Liberty Street is used for exterior shots. Silvercup Studios in Queens houses many of the sets used for the series.[78]

Other filming locations for the first season included Bellevue Hospital (where the second episode took place), the Cunard Building on 25 Broadway (which houses Cipriani S.A., the venue for a gala in the fourth episode), the East New York Freight Tunnel (the entrance of a bachelor party in the eighth episode),[79] and the Financial District of Manhattan.[80] From mid-to-end of January 2018, the production moved from New York to New Mexico for the episode "Austerlitz", which was primarily filmed in Santa Fe.[81][77] On February 22, 2018, filming took place in New Jersey which required the closing of the Atlantic City-Brigantine tunnel.[82][83][84] On February 25, 2018, filming took place at Eastnor Castle near Ledbury in Herefordshire, England, which served as the setting for the last two episodes of the season.[85]

The second season saw a significant increase in location shifts. The opening scenes of the season premiere were shot on location in Iceland,[86] while Henry Ford II's 1960 estate in the Hamptons was used as the Roys' summer home.[87] Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, stood in for the Roys' hunting lodge in Hungary for the episode "Hunting".[88] Filming also took place in Long Island, with a mansion once belonging to Junius Spencer Morgan featuring prominently in the episode "Tern Haven".[89] The estate is one of several in the area used as filming locations for the second season.[90] From April through May 2019, the production recruited extras for filming in Lake Placid, and Lake George, New York, where the episode "Argestes" was shot.[91] Production moved to Dundee for the eighth episode, with additional filming taking place in Glasgow and Ayr for the preceding episode (which takes place in England).[92] Starting from July 17, 2019, the crew filmed in Korčula, Croatia, for the second-season finale episode "This Is Not for Tears", including extensive scenes on a yacht.[93][94]

Production on the 10-episode fourth season began in New York City on June 27, 2022, with Mark Mylod directing the first episode.[104] In October 2022, it was confirmed that filming occurred in western Norway, including locations such as the Atlantic Ocean Road, Romsdalen Gondola and Juvet Landscape Hotel, as part of a storyline involving Skarsgård's character.[105] The series also filmed in Los Angeles for the fourth season.[106]

On April 27, 2018, the series held its official world premiere during the Series Mania Festival in Lille, France, in which the pilot episode was screened.[107] On May 22, 2018, the series held its official US premiere at the Time Warner Center in New York City.[108] HBO released a DVD version of season 1, branded Succession: The Complete First Season, on August 6, 2018, which included special features.[109] A Blu-ray release was made available on November 6 of the same year.[110][111]

The second season received widespread critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a 97% rating with an average rating of 8.95 out of 10, based on 236 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Succession returns in darkly funny form, with sharp writing, exceptional performances, and a surprising new level of sympathy for some of television's least likable characters."[116] On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 89 out of 100, based on 19 critics, indicating "universal acclaim".[117]

The series premiere episode drew 582,000 live viewers, down from the 1.39 million viewers that watched its lead-in, Westworld.[18] The season 2 finale drew 1.1 million viewers across all viewing platforms.[125] Season 3 premiered to 1.4 million viewers across various platforms and ended with 1.7 million viewers across all viewing platforms, a record high for the show.[126][127]

Succession has received numerous awards and nominations from various television award ceremonies. It has received 48 Primetime Emmy Award nominations with 13 wins.[129] Its first season received five nominations at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, and Jesse Armstrong won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the episode "Nobody Is Ever Missing".[130][131]

Its second season received 18 nominations with 7 wins at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards; including Outstanding Drama Series, Jeremy Strong for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Cherry Jones for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, and for Outstanding Writing and Directing. Brian Cox, Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin, Nicholas Braun, Sarah Snook, James Cromwell, and Harriet Walter all received acting nominations.[132][133]

Its third season received a leading 25 nominations with 4 wins at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards; including Outstanding Drama Series, Macfadyen for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Armstrong for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Cox, Strong, Culkin, Braun, Snook, Cromwell, and Walter all received repeat nominations, while J. Smith-Cameron, Adrien Brody, Arian Moayed, Alexander Skarsgård, Hope Davis, and Sanaa Lathan all received acting nominations as well. The series also received three nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.[134][135]

In July 2020, HBO launched a companion podcast, "HBO's Succession Podcast". The first season featured British-American broadcaster, podcaster, and filmmaker Roger Bennett interviewing members of the cast over eight episodes.[136] The second season featured American journalist Kara Swisher discussing with guests how season three plot points tied to real world events.[137]

The Department of Justice's response has hung over the beginning of the season, and Logan's repeated exhortation to "Tell 'em to fuck off!" finally runs into "The ones who don't fuck off." His brinkmanship has failed as the immovable object encounters an unstoppable force in shiny jackets with yellow letters on the back. The episode's climactic raid is a rare moment of defeat for Logan, even if it's just a battle and not the war.

The second looming problem, the shareholder meeting, finally introduces the first of season 3's big guest stars. A few new characters have sidled in during the previous episodes, but no-one has really shaken things up. Then episode 4 introduces Josh Aronson, a new character who's presence lobs a hand grenade under the boardroom table. We immediately get a sense of his importance: Logan is a man who threatens presidents, but how many people in the entire world could prompt the combative media mogul to scurry over cap in hand?

If this were The Wire, here would be the moment where the MCU is about to take down Stringer Bell, or perhaps when various parts of the city government are considering allowing Hamsterdam to remain an unofficial zone where drug dealing is decriminalized. Kendall has come roaring back to life, feeling like he finally has a chance to do the good thing he failed at so completely earlier in the season. Roman has somehow been convinced to stand against Logan, perhaps agreeing with Shiv that he went a dick pic too far and will never be seriously considered for the throne. And Shiv is in her element, not only convinced she can pull it off, but seemingly sure that she will find a way to become first among equals once the dust settles. 041b061a72


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