Succession Season 3 Adds Alexander Skarsgard and Adrien Brody in a Recurring Capacity

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It feels like a lifetime since Succession Season 2, but the news about the critically acclaimed third season is finally starting to mount.

Two new, recurring cast members have been added to Succession Season 3, and we have limited details on who they play and what to expect from the upcoming season.

Let's take a look.

Alexander Skarsgard The Aftermath World Premiere

Alexander Skarsgard returns to HBO in a recurring capacity on Succession Season 3.

The True Blood and Big Little Lies alum will play a character names Lukas Matsson.

Matsson is described as a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO.

There are always new business people coming into and out of the Roy universe, and with Kendall upending everything his father had planned, which included his son under the bus and not driving it, there will be a lot of new players on board as the already divided family dukes it out.

Presenting Kendall - Succession Season 2 Episode 10

The official logline for Season 3 follows.

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.

Skarsgard has been good to HBO, winning an Emmy for his role in Big Little Lies and garnering a lot of critical attention for his role in the series opposite Nicole Kidman.

Another star who has been attached to the upcoming season of Succession is Adrien Brody.

Adrien Brody Arrivals 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Brody, an Oscar winner for his performance in The Pianist, plays a character named Josh Aaronson.

Aaronson is a billionaire activist investor who plays a pivotal role in the battle for ownership of Waystar.

Brody and Skarsgard join Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, and Jihae, who have also scored recurring roles.

Like so many other television productions, the latest season of Succession was held up by the pandemic.

Leaning Roman - Succession Season 2 Episode 10

With restrictions easing around the world, production is now underway again, and we expect more juicy tidbits to be revealed along the way.

The battle between Logan and Kendall Roy isn't the only story we're eager to see return.

Roman, who has been having a wildly inappropriate relationship with Gerri, has also been given the keys to the kingdom, named the next CEO of Waystar.

Since he was the only family member to stand up for his brother Kendall as Logan prepared to use him as a sacrificial lamb to retain control of Waystar, it seems logical that Roman and Kendall will be on the same side.

Shiv Squeezes Tom's Shoulder - Succession Season 2 Episode 10

Shiv's marriage to Tom was falling apart, with Tom finally seeing Shiv for who she was. Since they both felt they'd earned a shot at the CEO position, their fractured marriage could divide the power couple on all things Waystar.

With HBO MAX, we expect that the latest season to get even more traction than when it last aired.

Although a premiere date is nowhere in sight, we think a replay of the first two seasons is in order to bring all of the excitement fresh in our minds.

What do you think of the additions of Skarsgard and Brody?

Are you ready for this drama to return?

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Succession Quotes

Tom: You told me. You told me you wanted an opening relationship on our fucking wedding night.
Shiv: This. Oh. So you've been stewing on that?
Tom: Why yes, I have been stewing on it. I'm not a hippy, Shiv. I don't want to stuff a dildo up my, I don't want to do threesomes!
Shiv: OK!
Tom: On our WEDDING NIGHT? Bang! Shanghaied into an open-borders free-fuck trade deal.
Shiv: It was just an idea.
Tom: Well, that's, that's a biggie just to throw in at the altar. You know? I do, I do, but I do maybe also demand to gobble the odd side dick.
Shiv: Gobble the odd side dick.
Tom: I don't think it was cool what you did. I just, you know, I think a lot of the time, if I think about it, I think a lot of the time, I'm really pretty unhappy.
Shiv: What are you saying?
Tom: I don't know. I love you, I do. I just, uh, I wonder if, I wonder if the sad I'd be without you would be less than the sad I get from being with you.

Gil: Right. I wonder. Do the phrases human furniture or footstooling mean anything to you?
Tom: Not that I'm conscious of, no.
Gil: Have you ever used another human being as a footstool, Mr. Wambsgams?
Tom: Uh, I, Senator, I use a variety of target-oriented incentives to enhance optimal performance. [the crowd breaks out in whispers]