The HBO drama series Succession has cast Sanaa Lathan (Love & Basketball), Linda Emond (Lodge 49), and Jihae (Mars) in recurring roles for its upcoming third season, as reported by Deadline. Currently in production, the third season is expected to premiere sometime in 2021.
Lathan is set to portray Lisa Arthur, described by Deadline as a well established New York Lawyer. Known for her work as a voice actress, Lathan voices Donna Tubbs in the Fox comedy Family Guy and its spinoff series The Cleveland Show. She has also been nominated for a Tony Award for her role in the 2003 Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun.
Deadline also reports that Jihae will pall Berry Schneider, a leading Public Relations consultant. Jihae is a well established rock musician and has made four albums to date. She can recently be seen in Peter Jackson’s (The Lord of the Rings) 2018 film Mortal Engines.
Emond will portray Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, a senior White House aide, as reported by Deadline. Emond is a three-time Tony Award nominee and also a well known television actress. She was a series regular in the AMC series Lodge 49 and made guest appearance in several CBS series, including Madame Secretary, The Good Wife, and The Good Fight.
*spoilers for season two ahead*
All three newly cast members are sure to play a key role in the aftermath of that shocking season two finale. After years of being his father’s most reliable aid, Kendall, portrayed by Jeremy Strong (The Trial of the Chicago 7), finally becomes a shark. During that infamous press conference, he throws his father Logan Roy, portrayed by Brian Cox (The Bourne Supremacy), under the bus amidst the cruise scandal, pointing the blame at him.
Season three will pick up with how Logan is dealing with the catastrophic blowback brought on by his son. After years of Kendall being his most loyal ally, the betrayal is sure to start a high stakes battle between the two.
Succession has just come off an extremely successful awards season run. It swept the 2020 Emmy Awards, winning Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Direction. Strong also won the highly competitive Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Award.
Production for Season three faced a long hiatus due to COVID-19. Shooting on location in New York City, it proved a difficult task to safely film the upcoming batch of episodes while simultaneously following safety protocols and guidelines. Shooting picked up this past November, and HBO confirmed the new season will premiere sometime this year.