Sarah Snook leads stars at Succession season three premiere in NY

The Roy family reunite! Succession’s Sarah Snook and on-screen husband Matthew Macfadyen cosy up alongside Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong for glittering season three premiere in New York

  • The long-awaited show is due for general release on October 17 in the States and at 2am the following morning in the UK
  • Season Two concluded in 2019 with Logan’s son Kendall, played by Jeremy Strong, outing his father for the dirty dealings within his company

The cast of HBO’s hit drama Succession turned out in style for the glittering premiere of the show’s third season   in New York City on Tuesday evening.

The actors reunited ahead of the hotly-anticipated new season, which will see the fallout of Logan’s son Kendall, (Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong) explosively outing his father for the dirty dealings within his company Waystar RoyCo. 

Leading the red carpet arrivals at the American Museum of Natural History was 33-year-old actress Sarah Snook, who looked incredible as she modeled a strapless wiggle dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Snook, who plays the role of Siobhan Roy in the hit HBO series, elevated her understated look with a flaming red lip and matching manicure.

The Roy family reunite! The cast of HBO’s hit drama Succession turned out in style for the glittering premiere of the show’s third season in New York City on Tuesday (L-R) Sarah Snook, Arian Moayed, Brian Cox, Jesse Armstrong, Kieran Culkin, J. Smith-Cameron and Alan Ruck

On screen hubby: Sarah Snook, who plays Siobhan Roy, was joined by her onscreen husband Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Tom Wambsgans, as they cosied up for snaps on the red carpet 


Back together: Jeremy Strong (left) who plays Kendall Roy and Brian Cox who plays Roy Logan reunited for the glittering season three premiere in New York

As not to compete with her bold lipstick, the rest of her face was lightly made up with some mascara on the eyes and a bit of bronzing powder along her cheekbones. 

The Australian actress’ strawberry blonde tresses were parted down the middle and styled in straight strands that remained tucked behind her ears.

She accessorized with a pair of drop earrings and matching diamond choker necklace.  

She struck poses on the event’s step-and-repeat in a pair of strappy black heels and carried her belongings in a light pink clutch.

One to watch: Snook is seen as Shiv Roy alongside Matthew Macfadyen as Tom, Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy, Alan Ruck as Connor Roy and J. Smith-Cameron as Gerri Kellman (seen left to right)


Stunning: Leading the red carpet arrivals at the American Museum of Natural History was 33-year-old actress Sarah, who looked incredible as she modeled a strapless wiggle dress with a sweetheart neckline 

Pop of color: Snook, who plays the role of Siobhan Roy in the hit HBO series, elevated her understated look with a flaming red lip and matching manicure


Back-and-forth: The 46-year-old actor looked spiffy in a blue suit and matching dress shirt, while giggling with Sarah on the red carpet

After getting in her solo glamour shots, Sarah was later joined by her onscreen husband Matthew Macfadyen.

The 46-year-old actor, who plays Tom Wambsgans, looked spiffy in a blue suit and matching dress shirt, while giggling with Sarah on the red carpet.

Brian Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy, looked handsome in a patterned velvet suit jacket and matching trousers, while arriving with his wife Nicole by his side.


Patriarch: Brian Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy, looked handsome in a patterned velvet suit jacket and matching trousers, while arriving with his wife Nicole by his side

Elegant: Nicole looked elegant in a flowy green dress, glittery silver heels, and a pair of diamond chandelier earrings

Man with the plan: Cox is seen as Logan Roy, the patriarch of the Roy family 

The 75-year-old actor and his 52-year-old spouse threw support behind his Succession character by rocking face masks with ‘#Team Logan Roy’ printed on them, as well as Roy’s go-to phrase. 

Nicole looked elegant in a flowy green dress, glittery silver heels, and a pair of diamond chandelier earrings.

Series stars Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck looked chummy as they shared some laughs in front of the Succession backdrop.

Culkin, who plays Roman Roy, donned a stylish black velvet suit and a crisp white dress shirt.

Stylish: Kieran Culkin, who plays Roman Roy, donned a stylish black velvet suit and a crisp white dress shirt

Beaming: Series stars Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck looked chummy as they shared some laughs in front of the Succession backdrop


Iconic: Kieran is seen in his role as Roman Roy while Alan is seen in character as Connor Roy


Chic: Cox later posed for a snapshot beside costar Annabelle Dexter-Jones, who donned an oversized burgundy suit and a black silk halter top

Contrast: Ruck, who plays Connor Roy, wore his salt and pepper hair in a neat coif and modeled a charcoal grey suit and a contrasting navy blue dress shirt

Ruck, who plays Connor Roy, wore his salt and pepper hair in a neat coif and modeled a charcoal grey suit and a contrasting navy blue dress shirt. 

Cox later posed for a snapshot beside costar Annabelle Dexter-Jones, who donned an oversized burgundy suit and a black silk halter top. 

Series star Justine Lupe had all eyes on her as she arrived in a bright orange gown with a matching micro cardigan. 

The 32-year-old actress’ blonde hair was styled into an effortless updo and she added height to her 5foot6inch frame in some black platform heels.   

J. Smith-Cameron dazzled in a royal blue sequin dress with a plunging neckline and a pair of satin pumps in another shade of blue.

Succession stars Natalie Gold and Dagmara Dominczyk put on leggy displays in their knee-length dresses of choice.

Gold stunned in a strapless red number with a modest slit up one leg, while Dominczyk modeled a black crochet bodycon dress with long sleeves.  

It wasn’t just the show’s stars who attended the glittering event, as actress Mariska Hargitay was also in attendance and showed off her edgy side in a black motorcycle jacket layered over a blue slip dress. 

Finishing touches: The 32-year-old actress’ blonde hair was styled into an effortless updo and she added height to her 5foot6inch frame in some black platform heels

Dazzling: J. Smith-Cameron dazzled in a royal blue sequin dress with a plunging neckline and a pair of satin pumps in another shade of blue


Leggy: Succession stars Natalie Gold and Dagmara Dominczyk put on leggy displays in their knee-length dresses of choice

Edgy: Mariska Hargitay showed off her edgy side in a black motorcycle jacket layered over a blue slip dress

The Law And Order: SVU star’s brunette hair was softly curled and she strolled into the star-studded event in a pair of lace-up heeled boots.

While at the premiere, Mariska reunited with pal Aidan Quinn, who mixed casual and classy by pairing blue jeans with a blazer.

The 62-year-old actor brought along his 32-year-old daughter Ava Eileen, who he shares with wife Elizabeth Bracco, 63.  

Hug it out: While at the premiere, Mariska reunited with pal Aidan Quinn, who mixed casual and classy by pairing blue jeans with a blazer


Bonding time: The 62-year-old actor brought along his 32-year-old daughter Ava Eileen, who he shares with wife Elizabeth Bracco, 63

Modern muse: Zoe Winters, rocking a brunette micro-fringe and sleek strands, looked effortlessly cool in a strapless wide-legged jumpsuit and black mules

Zoe Winters, rocking a brunette micro-fringe and sleek strands, looked effortlessly cool in a strapless wide-legged jumpsuit and black mules.

Oscar Issac, who has been busy promoting his film The Card Counter, looked handsome beside his screenwriter wife Elvira Lind.

Joanna Coles looked marvelous in a metallic gold jacket styled with some skintight jeans and a plain white tee.

Loved up: Oscar Issac, who has been busy promoting his film The Card Counter, looked handsome beside his screenwriter wife Elvira Lind


Velvet: Actresses Harriet Walter and Talia Balsam kept the velvet trend going in rivaling suit jackets with black lapels

Metallic moment: Joanna Coles looked marvelous in a metallic gold jacket styled with some skintight jeans and a plain white tee

Go-to: Cherry Jones donned her classic silhouette, consisting of a button-up top, black trousers, and a pair of leather boots

I Am Not Okay With This actress Sophia Lillis showcased her beautiful makeup-free face on the red carpet, while donning a sparkly blue dress.

The 19-year-old brought along a hunky mystery man as her date. 

Actresses Harriet Walter and Talia Balsam kept the velvet trend going in rivaling suit jackets with black lapels.


Beauty: I Am Not Okay With This actress Sophia Lillis showcased her beautiful makeup-free face on the red carpet, while donning a sparkly blue dress

Stunning: Dasha Nekrasova looked stunning in a black floor-length semi-sheer gown


Matching: Ben Stiller and Anne Hathaway’s husband Adam Schulman proved their preference for navy blue in near identical suit jackets

Walter, 71, paired her floor-length coat with some bright purple trousers, while Talia, 62, styled her maroon coat with matching pants and a gold Gucci belt. 

Cherry Jones donned her classic silhouette, consisting of a button-up top, black trousers, and a pair of leather boots. 

Ben Stiller and Anne Hathaway’s husband Adam Schulman proved their preference for navy blue in near identical suit jackets.

Gayle King flashed a huge smile as she cut a stylish figure in white jumpsuit and a brown leather jacket.

Say cheese! Gayle King flashed a huge smile as she cut a stylish figure in white jumpsuit and a brown leather jacket


Cozy: Ned Benson and his date for the night Michelle Ouelle struck a cozy pose on the carpet, similar to that of Andrew Ross and his wife Pilar Queen

Date night: James Cromwell was also in attendance with his stunning wife Anna Stuart, with the 81-year-old actor donning a pinstripe suit

James Cromwell was also in attendance with his stunning wife Anna Stuart, with the 81-year-old actor donning a pinstripe suit.

Fran Lebowitz sported her signature style, while Samantha Berry appealed to recent trends by rocking a lacy bustier top layered beneath a fitted black blazer. 

Don Lemon and his handsome partner Tim Malone beamed for shutterbugs. The famed journalist looked casual cool with a black sports jacket and bright white sneakers. 

Last week, HBO unveiled a new teaser for the third season of Succession, which premieres on October 17.

The clip focuses on Kendall Roy as he leaves the explosive press conference from season two’s jaw-dropping finale.

Fresh from betraying his father, ailing media mogul Logan Roy ( Cox), Kendall marches out to face the music amid a barrage of reporters.

Providing some comic relief, Cousin Greg ( Braun) begins to shout ‘no comment!’ at the press gang, but he’s quickly told to shush by Waystar Royco head of PR Karolina (Dagmara Dominczyk).

The drama begins as Karolina briefs Kendall saying he has opened up the family business to lawsuits and investigations, and questions why they are using a company car to exit the press conference, given he no longer works there.

‘Are you with me, yes or no?’ he asks Karolina, saying he needs a ‘clean jar’ given his explosive statement.

‘Why did you do it like that Ken?’ she asks, before turning to Gregg to ask if he was in on it too.

‘This is a fork in your life Karolina,’ Kendall offers, adding: ‘This is your righteous vehicle.’

The previously shared teaser has already shown Logan placed in a perilous position after being ambushed by his rebellious son during the shock live news conference at the end of season two.

In that clip, viewers saw Kendall giving himself a much-needed pep talk in the mirror while as hell broke loose around him, following his tactical move against his father.

Logan then went into a fiery rage as the bitter corporate battle appears to be ready to rage on in season three.

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. 

The highly anticipated third season of HBO’s Succession premieres Sunday, October 17.


Fran Lebowitz sported her signature style, while Samantha Berry appealed to recent trends by rocking a lacy bustier top layered beneath a fitted black blazer

Hot couple: Don Lemon and his handsome partner Tim Malone beamed for shutterbugs. The famed journalist looked casual cool with a black sports jacket and bright white sneakers

Coming soon: The highly anticipated third season of HBO’s Succession premieres Sunday, October 17

‘Bigger, badder and bloodthirstier than ever’: Succession’s third season wins rave reviews after lengthy wait for The Roys’ return… with critics promising the show ‘leaps to its own high bar’

Succession is finally set to return to screens, following a slew of pandemic-based delays – and according to early reviews, Season Three is well worth the wait.

In the wake of press previews of the show, which is set for release on October 18, four and five star accolades confirm the battle of the Roys, which left us on a chilling cliffhanger helmed by Kendall, will be as explosive as ever. 

In the UK, The Times dished out five stars and insisted the comeback is ‘thrilling’ following last season’s ‘electrifying climax’, while in the US, Rolling Stone gave four stars and stated the show is ‘bigger, badder and bloodthirstier than ever’. 

Terror: Succession is finally set to return to screens, following a slew of pandemic-based delays – and according to early reviews, Season Three is well worth the wait

Succession is one of the most greatly-anticipated television shows to return to screens amid the pandemic, after several delays – including stars Brian Cox (Logan Roy) and Alan Ruck (Logan’s eldest son Connor Roy) being stricken by covid.  

Season Two concluded in 2019 on a cliffhanger, first tying up the mystery surrounding who would be the ‘blood sacrifice’ offered to the shareholders. 

After being tipped to be the sacrifice, Logan’s son Kendall, played by Jeremy Strong, was then seen explosively outing his father for the dirty dealings within his company Waystar RoyCo and fans have been waiting to see the subsequent fallout. 

Succession is BACK! In the wake of press previews of the show, which is set for release on October 18, four and five star accolades confirm the battle of the Roys, which left us on a chilling cliffhanger helmed by Kendall, will be as explosive as ever

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. 

Writing for The Times, Carol Midgley penned: ‘I can assure you that Succession easily leaps to its own very high bar. Succession’s biggest weapon has always been its whip-cracking dialogue and the writer Jesse Armstrong has raised his game…

‘The show sets viewer expectations sky high and it meets them by trebling down on its strengths. Succession is back and it is thrilling.’

Drama: In the UK, The Times dished out five stars and insisted the comeback is ‘thrilling’ following last season’s ‘electrifying climax’, while in the US, Rolling Stone gave four stars and stated the show is ‘bigger, badder and bloodthirstier than ever’

The publication accompanied the dazzling review with a five star accolade.   

Alan Steppinwall for Rolling Stone meanwhile dished out four stars. He wrote: ‘With Logan and Kendall going head to head in an all-out Roy family war, the show goes bigger, badder, and bloodthirstier than ever’. 

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

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’

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.

While some TV shows have referenced Covid-19 in storylines, creator Jesse wrote the latest season before lockdown, and has decided not to change the scripts to reflect the current climate.

In a profile for Vulture, Sarah Snook – who plays Shiv Roy – gave context regarding the decision, saying: ‘These are really wealthy people. And unfortunately, none of the world’s really wealthy people were going to be affected by the pandemic.’

Here comes trouble: Kieran Culkin is back as bad boy Roman Roy ready to stir up the tension within the family

However, the cast of the family drama certainly were affected by the pandemic. Actor Mark Blum, who played the cruise-division exec Bill Lockhart in the show, died of complications from Covid-19 in March last year.

The feature notes how the pandemic shifted the production to having Zoom table reads and Zoom production meetings.

Some shooting took place in Italy for the third season, and there were back-up locations in place if travelling wasn’t allowed – including the U.K., Massachusetts, and Northern California. 

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