Succession, HBO’s highly acclaimed drama series about the wealthy Roy family, has finally resumed filming for its third season after delays caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Pre-production for Succession season 3 began when the global pandemic first hit around March 2020, causing delays for Succession and other shows to air on HBO. Naturally, the series could not continue production at the time.
Fans may soon get a clearer picture of how Succession Season 3 is going, as filming for the Jesse Armstrong-led show has finally resumed in New York – and a tentative release date for the next series of episodes is planned.
Speaking to Deadline, HBO content director Casey Bloys said that in a “normal world” he would hope for Succession season 3 to air in the fourth quarter of 2021.
He added: “But that would mean we are not affected by Covid delays. It’s hard to predict at the moment. Still, that at least gives you some idea of the time frame HBO is hoping for.
Bloys also said the team considered shooting Los Angeles when the pandemic first struck, which at the time looked like a safer place than New York in terms of handling the Covid-19 situation. . However, the team changed their minds when New York began to make headway on this front, as LA began to show signs of decline.
Instead of changing locations, Succession season 3 has been on hold indefinitely so far.
We’re sure fans of Succession will be happy to finally have some clarity on when they can expect season three to begin – though they’ll be waiting a long time to see how Logan Roy’s betrayal by the season 2 (Brian Cox) of Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) will be resolved.
Succession Season 3 will be released on HBO and HBO Max in the US, and Sky and Now TV in the UK.