Brian Cox (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) revealed that the eagerly awaited third season of Succession will probably being filming this year in November. Cox also stated he’s the only cast member who has been let in on the plot for the upcoming season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Cox portrays Logan Roy on HBO’s hit show Succession which follows the Roy family as they control the fifth largest international media conglomerate in the world. It is loosely based off of the real life Murdoch Family who run a media empire. As the aging patriarch of the family run business, it’s only a matter of time before he has to pass on being the head of the company to one of his children. Fighting tooth and nail, all four siblings hope to succeed their tyrannical father in running the media empire.
Season two of the show left off on a cliffhanger with the production of season three being unknown because of the coronavirus pandemic. Succession is shot on location in New York. According to Cox, they should be able to begin shooting in November with extreme caution and care. Sitting down with The Jesse Cagle Show on SirusXM Cox discussed shooting amidst a pandemic: “Our problem with the show is it’s a verity show because we shoot on the move and chronologically. But we now have to change in a way to be more controlled. We’ll have to use more sets than we did before,” via The Hollywood Reporter.
In addition to stating when filming will begin, the scripts for the third season of Succession have also not been shown to anyone in the cast besides Cox. The showrunner and writer Jesse Armstrong (Fresh Meat) has been operating in extreme secrecy, letting him in on what will happen while the rest of the actors are left out. Cox also just revealed that he unknowingly contracted the coronavirus in December but showed no symptoms besides sneezing according to The Hollywood Reporter. Nominated for Best Actor in a Drama Series at the upcoming Emmy Awards, Cox will be competing against co-star Jeremy Strong (Molly’s Game) who portrays his son, Kendall Roy. Already an Emmy Award recipient, Cox won in 2000 for Best Supporting Actor in a Mini Series for the show Nuremberg.