Succession: HBO series wins big at 2022 Golden Globes following critically-acclaimed third series and 'shocking' finale

Following the 'shocking' finale of Succession season 3 and the show's fourth series renewal, the darkly comic TV gem has scooped three major awards at the 2022 Golden Globes.

By Sophia Moir Published: 10 January 2022 - 11.30am
Succession season 3 on NOW

Succession 1-3 box sets are available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW.

Since long-running hits Game of Thrones and Veep both came to an end in 2019, Succession has become one of HBO's biggest breakout successes.

Created by Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Fresh Meat), the critically-acclaimed comedy drama about the battle for control at an American media conglomerate has been nominated (and won) a whole host of Golden Globe, Emmy and BAFTA awards. 

But when can fans expect more Succession on their screens? Here’s what we know about season 3 and beyond...

Plus, discover Succession hidden Easter eggs and things you didn't know about the show.

How to watch Succession season 3 in the UK

The arrival of Succession season 3 was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic - but the whole series is now available to watch on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

Succession wins big at 79th Golden Globes

Succession was the big TV winner at the 79th Golden Globes, which took place virtually on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

The darkly comic series scooped three major awards, including the prestigious Best TV Drama gong.

Jeremy Strong also took home the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama for his portrayal of Kendall Roy, beating his on-screen father Brian Cox (who plays media mogul Logan Roy).

Strong's co-star Sarah Snook also won the Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama award. She plays Kendall's sister, Shiv Roy, in the critically-acclaimed TV series. 

Fan reaction to Succession season 3 finale

The final episode of Succession season 3 aired at 2am on Monday, December 13 - and it came with a massive plot twist as (SPOILER ALERT), Tom turned on Shiv and the rest of the Roy siblings - siding with Logan instead.

Fans called the ending 'shocking' and 'amazing', and it raises questions about what we can expect in season 4.

Succession season 3: Ratings and reviews

After a two-year wait due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's safe to say that fans were eagerly anticipating the new series - and the ratings speak for themselves.

As reported by Variety, the season 3 premiere drew the highest amount of viewers for the show to date on its American home of HBO.

It garnered a series-high viewership of 1.4 million across HBO’s platforms on the night of the US premiere (October 17).

That smashed the previous record of 1.2 million for the season 2 premiere in August 2019.

And critics are on board with the new series just as much as its millions of fans both side of the pond.

The Guardian's TV columnist gave the series a 5-star rating, saying the "smash hit reaches fabulous new heights of comedy".

The Evening Standard called the series "delicious to watch", handing it a 4-star review, while Empire called the series "so miraculously funny yet mind-blowingly intense".

The NME said it's "still the best show on TV", echoing the sentiments of The Times, who said that "the best show on TV is back... and it was worth the wait".

Succession series 4: Is it happening?

HBO renewed Succession for season 3 in August 2019 and remained tight-lipped about what was in store for the Roy family after that.

But luckily for fans of the show, it was renewed for a fourth season in October 2021, as first reported by Variety.

It's not been confirmed whether this will be the last outing for Logan, Kendall, Roman and co.

“With each season of Succession, Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision,” said Francesca Orsi, executive vice president, HBO Programming.

“This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.”

It was previously revealed in December 2019 that Succession creator Jesse Armstrong has signed an exclusive three-year overall TV deal with HBO.

As first reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the deal means that Armstrong will continue to serve as showrunner on Succession while creating and developing other new projects for HBO.

Shiv Roy will be in Succession season 3

Succession cast in a nutshell

All the main cast of Succession are returning for season 3.

Sky confirmed that Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter and James Cromwell would all be back on our screens.

Some cast members wallets' may be a little more flush, too.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that the salary renegotiations for Brian Cox (Logan Roy) was finalised before filming, with the actor remaining the highest-paid Succession cast member with a salary in the range of $400,000-$500,000 per episode.

The rest of the main cast are believed to have scored salary increases to around roughly $300,000 to $350,000 per episode.

This includes Jeremy Strong (who plays Kendall Roy), Sarah Snook (Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans) and Nicholas Braun (cousin Greg).

One character who seems to not be returnining is Rhea (Holly Hunter), whose storyline seems to be complete.

New cast members have also been confirmed.

True Blood and Big Little Lies star Alexander Skarsgård will be part of season 3, as will Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody and Hope Davis.

Succession season 3 plot: What's in store?

*WARNING: Spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 ahead*

The thrilling final episode of Succession left a lot of questions unanswered, after Kendall (Jeremy Strong) ripped up his prepared media statement and unmasked the extent of Waystar Royco's cover-up - all the while working with cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun).

There are some fans and critics who believe that Logan (Brian Cox) was in on the whole thing, as we see him smirk when he sees his son's revelation on national television.

But the official press release from Sky reads: "Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of season 2, Logan Roy begins season 3 in a perilous position. Scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war. "

Kendall Roy will be in Succession season 3

Brian Cox recently revealed that there are a lot of 'fireworks' to come in series 3 between him and Kendall. But not just Kendall...

He told Deadline“I’m fascinated to see how young Roman comes into play. He showed his mettle at the end of season 2. I think he’s the hidden gun under the table.”

Elsewhere in Succession season 3, expect to see more of Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Tom's relationship issues, as well as the continuing Gerri and Roman alliance. 

Is there a trailer for Succession season 3?

Yes! The full trailer was released on September 18:

Succession season 3 premiered on Sky Atlantic and NOW on October 18, 2021, with new episodes arriving every Monday.

Succession season 1 and 2 box sets are available to watch now.

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