Adrien Brody (King Kong) is joining the cutthroat world of Succession in the HBO series upcoming third season. Announced on Wednesday, Brody will be portraying Josh Aaronson, described as, “a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the battle for the ownership of the Waystar media empire,” as reported by Entertainment Weekly.
Succession will pick up right where season two left off, with Logan Roy, portrayed by Brian Cox (Super Troopers), attempting to pick up the pieces after his song Kendall, played by Jeremy Strong (The Trail of the Chicago 7), betrayed him. As he gathers up the troops, Logan is determined to clutch onto his remaining power as his son finally fights back. It’s a whole family affair as the rest of the Roy family gets dragged in, and rest assured, things get nasty quick.
Brody is an Oscar winner, having won Best Actor for his performance in the 2001 film, The Pianist. He’s also a frequent collaborator of director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom), appearing in The Darjeeling Limited, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Fantastic Mr. Fox in addition to starring in Anderson’s upcoming movie The French Dispatch. Mainly working in film, his previous ventures into television include appearing in the fourth season of the Netflix series Peaky Blinders. He will also star in HBO’s upcoming limited series based upon the 1980s L.A. Lakers team, playing basketball coach Pat Riley.
The announcement of Brody’s casting in Succession comes just days after Alexander Skarsgard (Godzilla Vs. Kong) was announced to have been cast in a recurring role in season three. He will be portraying the tech founder Lukas Mattson.
Though the wait for season three is almost over, fans still need to hold on just a little bit longer. The new season is expected to premiere sometime in 2021, but a specific date has not yet been given. Shooting for season three commenced in New York during November, with special protocols and guidelines in place to combat COVID-19. In addition to Cox and Strong, the series stars Sarah Snook (Pieces of a Woman), Kieran Culkin (Fargo), Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off), Matthew MacFadyn (Pride and Prejudice), Nicholas Braun (Zola), and J Smith-Cameron (Rectify).