It stopped the world in its tracks back in 2020, but the makers of hit show Succession have revealed that the third season won’t include mention of coronavirus.
Showrunner Jesse Armstrong had finished writing the upcoming episodes when the pandemic hit last March.
It’s now been confirmed that the show has not been rewritten to acknowledge the changes the world underwent during lockdown.
The pandemic caused huge delays for the HBO series, but Jesse didn’t believe the show needed changing as he didn’t think there would have been much of an impact on the Roy family.
Sarah Snook, who plays Shiv Roy, told New York magazine: ‘These are really wealthy people. And unfortunately, none of the world’s really wealthy people were going to be affected by the pandemic.’
The actress also said that the delay was an issue for her when preparing to play the character again, saying : ‘Because we had such a gap between [seasons] two and three, and also because there was more of a public knowledge of the show, people had put up versions [online] of their own Shiv or parodies.
‘It felt like I’m doing an impersonation of a person who plays Shiv who turns out to be me. I was like, Wait, I’m the person. I know.’
One thing we shouldn’t expect is much ‘growth’ from characters in the new episodes.
Jesse said: ‘I’m always a little suspicious about growth. The idea that we all grew through life, had more perspective and wisdom and therefore maybe took greater care of people around us — I don’t think it is true.’
‘Something changes and somebody grows and they learn something and that’s the end of the movie. I don’t think that’s impossible, but I’m suspicious of that shape to people’s lives. It’s hard to change in a fundamental way.’
Filming got underway late last year, and the third season is now set to drop over two years after the second season aired.
The series stars Cox alongside the likes of Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy), Sarah Snook (Shiv Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy) and Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), as well as Nicholas Braun (Cousin Greg), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans) and J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman).
More names are set to return for the third series, including Peter Friedman, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Dagmara Dominczyk, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter, Hiam Abbass and James Cromwell.
There are some newcomers joining the fray too, with Alexander Skargard, Linda Emond, Hope Davis, Ella Rumpf, Adrien Brody, Sanaa Lathan, Jihae Kim and Dasha Nekrasova set to appear.
Credit: Original article published here.