Fans of the HBO drama-comedy series Succession can rejoice. Cast member Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) confirmed what everyone’s been waiting for. The Emmy Award winning drama will begin shooting season three this month after being on hiatus for months due to COVID-19 according to Entertainment Weekly.
Entertainment Weekly picked up the news after Ruck gave an interview to PeopleTV on an episode of Couch Surfing: “We’re going to start in New York right around the middle of November.” This coincides to what star of Succession Brian Cox (Good Omens) told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year in August. With Ruck now confirming they’ll begin shooting later this month, it appears everything has gone according to plan. Taking extreme precaution while filming on location in New York City, the production of Succession has to follow strict safety protocols and guidelines due to the ongoing pandemic.
In Succession, Ruck portrays the eldest son in the Roy family Connor Roy. Cox stars as the all powerful patriarch Logan Roy, who runs the fifth largest media conglomerate in the world. His other three children are ruthless in fighting for the opportunity to take over the company as their father grows older and suffers from health problems. Jeremy Strong (The Trial of the Chicago 7) portrays loyal son Kendall Roy, Sarah Snook (Soulmates) portrays the conniving daughter Shiv Roy, and Kieran Culkin (Fargo) portrays the youngest and most aimless offspring, Roman. The cast also features Matthew MacFadyen (Pride & Prejudice), Nicholas Braun (How to be Single), and J. Smith-Cameron (Rectify).
Succession has just come off of a great year. Its second season was universally praised by critics and fans alike, going on to win several awards. At the 2020 Golden Globes, Cox won Best Actor in a Television Series Drama and the show won Best Television Series Drama.
Most recently at the 2020 Emmy Awards in September, the show picked up even more nominations and awards. Culkin, MacFadyen, and Braun were all nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, while Snook was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Both Cox and Strong were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series with Strong winning. Series creator and writer Jesse Armstrong (Fresh Meat) won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and the show also won Outstanding Drama Series.