The very first teaser for the greatly-anticipated third season of HBO’s Succession has been released.
In it, we see the drama pick up where the show left off, with Logan Roy (Brian Cox) placed in a perilous position after being ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong).
Kendall is first to be seen as he gives himself a much-needed pep talk in the mirror while as hell breaks loose around him, following his tactical move against his father.
Logan goes into a fiery rage as the bitter corporate battle continues, and threatens to plunge the Roy clan into a family civil war.
Succession is BACK! First teaser for hotly-anticipated third season of HBO series continues explosive corporate battle between the Roy family
‘You are Kendall Roy,’ he tells himself in the mirror as the minute-long teaser begins, while Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy (Sarah Snook) is then seen running to her father.
‘He’s our dad, but he was going to send me to jail…. he’d do the same to all of us,’ Kendall warns his siblings during a tense family summit.
‘If I back you against dad, you would need to let me take over,’ Shiv says during the talk, proving that the Roy family are still out for themselves.
‘You are Kendall Roy,’ Kendall is heard telling himself in the mirror as the minute-long teaser begins, as Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy (Sarah Snook) is then seen running to her father
Back for more: Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy (Sarah Snook) is then seen in the trailer reacting to the shocking twist of season two
Drama: Kendall is first to be seen as gives himself a much-needed to pep talk in the mirror as all hell breaks loose following his tactical move against his father
Power move: Kendall is seen taking charge in season three after the shocking events of season two
Matthew Macfadyen is back as the long-suffering and somewhat spineless Tom Wambsgans, as he is heard saying over the phone, ‘You better find an animal’s corpse to crawl into, and hide.’
Kendall is then heard saying amid scenes of chaos: ‘Ask yourselves, do you want to be on the side of good or evil?’
Season two of the show ended on a cliffhanger, first tying up the mystery surrounding who would be the so-called ‘blood sacrifice’ offered to the Waystar Royco shareholders.
Scenes of chaos: Actor Brian Cox is seen on fine form again as he reacts to his son’s betrayal
Family fight: Logan is held back by family and members of his team in his office in a heated forthcoming scene
Kingpin: Viewers will be tuning in to see how Logan Roy fights to keep his empire in check
Facing the music: Kendall is seen swarmed by photographers following that dramatic press conference in season two
But things got more dramatic than viewers had ever seen before when one of the shareholders recommended that Logan, himself, should leave the company.
After initially accepting to the decision to take the fall, and in a shocking twist that left viewers desperate for more, Kendall then decided to betray his father.
In the nail-biting episode, Kendall steps out to speak at a press conference, in which he spills the details of the cruise scandal among other Waystar Royco secrets.
Angry call: Matthew Macfadyen is back as the long-suffering and somewhat spineless Tom Wambsgans, as he is heard saying over the phone, ‘You better find an animal’s corpse to crawl into, and hide’
Boardroom battles: Everything is up in the air following the shock moves of Kendall which has whipped up the Roy family into a frenzy
Will Shiv be top dog? In the trailer, Sarah Snook’s character appears to be as ruthless as ever
Where will her loyalty lie? Logan and Shiv are seen having a tense discussion about trust within the family war
‘The truth is that my father is a malignant presence, a bully and a liar,’ he tells the media.
‘He was fully personally aware of these events for many years and made efforts to lie and cover them up.’
‘I think this is the day his reign ends.’
As Logan watches the announcement on TV, his reaction is one of calm malice – leading nicely into how matters that will now play out in the third season.
Family summit: Kendall talks to his siblings about their father, and suggests that Logan would happily put them all in jail
Breakdown: Tom has a moment in the office as chaos ensues in the new teaser
Action-packed: The drama continues for Logan as protestors are seen demanding that he leaves the company
Nobody panic: Kendall will be trying to prove his power within the family empire in season three
Also returning for series three are cast members Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Peter Friedman, J. Smith Cameron, and James Cromwell.
Additional cast this season include Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody and Hope Davis. S
Succession is created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown and Will Ferrell.
Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.
Good vs evil: The new season is shaping up to be an epic battle between Logan and Kendall
End game: Shiv has been close to taking over the company before, but will she get the chance again?
Here comes trouble: Kieran Culkin is back as bad boy Roman Roy ready to stir up the tension within the family
Watching their prey: Tom and Roman are seen behind a glass wall of a boardroom in another new scene
Calling cousin Greg: Nicholas Braun is reprising his fan-favorite role in the series