Following Monday’s announcement that Alexander Skarsgård had joined the cast of HBO’s Succession, Variety brings word that Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, Peaky Blinders, The Grand Budapest Hotel) has also been added to the hit drama series’ third season.
Brody, whose upcoming projects also include The French Dispatch, Blonde, and the Epix series Chapelwaite, will guest star as Josh Aaronson, described as a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the battle for the ownership of Waystar.
Succession follows the story of the Roy family – Logan Roy (Cox) and his four children – who control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The series tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company.
In Season 3, ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season 2, Brian Cox’s patriarch Logan Roy begins the third season scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war. The new season will also feature guest stars Sanaa Lathan as Lisa Arthur, Linda Emond as Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, and Jihae Kim as Berry Schneider.
The award-winning series is led by Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Hiam Abbass, Peter Friedman, Matthew Macfadyen, Rob Yang, Dagmara Dominczyk, Arian Moayed, J. Smith-Cameron, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, and Fisher Stevens.
Succession is created by Academy Award nominee Jesse Armstrong, who also serves as its showrunner. It is executive produced by Armstrong, McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, and Tony Roche.
The first two seasons are available to stream now on HBO Max.