Sarah Snook (Steve Jobs) sat down to discuss the future of Succession’s third season and her Emmy nomination with The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, August 10. Snook was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for playing Shiv Roy, a cunning businesswoman attempting to take over an international media conglomerate from her aging father Logan Roy, who is portrayed by Brain Cox (The Bourne Identity). The youngest of four siblings, she competes with her brothers as they all want to take the reins of the media empire. The waters are still murky regarding when the cast and crew will be able to start shooting the new season because of the pandemic.
*Spoiler alert, discussion of the Season 2 finale follows.
The Season 2 finale of HBO’s Succession left fans with a major cliffhanger. As all four children of the Roy media family struggle for power, Shiv looked like a frontrunner to take over the business from her father. But in that shocking final episode, which aired in October of 2019, eldest brother Kendall portrayed by Jeremy Strong (The Big Short) throws his father under the bus amidst a company scandal. It was a complete 180 for the character Kendall, but where does that leave everyone else? Snook has no idea.
In her interview with hollywoodreporter.com, Snook said that show-runner Jesse Armstrong (Fresh Meat) along with his writing team have written scripts for Season Three but she has not seen them: “Also, I wouldn’t have liked to have received a script before we get to the shoot because I really love how Jesse and the writing team reserve the right to change their mind. I’m happy to wait.” Succession was slated to begin filming for the third season in New York just as the pandemic hit. TV production shut down while the writers remained busy. Succession now hopes to shoot sometime in late 2020, but the future is still unknown.
As Succession grew in viewing numbers during its sophomore season, it became a commercial and critical hit with the show garnering a handful of Emmy nominations . Snook was nominated along with several of her cast members while the show picked up the nomination for Best Drama Series as well. Among Snook’s competition in the Best Supporting Actress category are Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), Julia Garner (Ozark), and Laura Dern (Big Little Lies).