For the third season of Succession, HBO’s drama about a super-rich media family just trying to get by destroying each other over money—as one does—there’s some real extra star power in the forms of Academy Award winner Adrien Brody and Alexander Skarsgård.
When it premieres in October 17, Succession will be coming out of the dramatic season 2 finale. In the episode titled “This Is Not For Tears,” Jeremy Strong’s Kendall Roy pulled an unexpectedly sharklike move when rather than shouldering responsibility for all the bad things happening with the Roy family’s company Waystar Royco, he blamed his father Logan (Brian Cox).
Skarsgård plays an aggressive tech mogul, Lukas Matsson, who clearly knows how to ask the right questions, such as the moment in the trailer when he asks Kieran Culkin’s character, Roman Roy, when his father Logan will die.
Swedish star Alexander Skarsgard (True Blood, Godzilla vs. Kong) has joined the cast of The Kingdom Exodus, the final season of the cult TV series from Danish director Lars von Trier.
Skarsgard, who starred alongside Kirsten Dunst in Von Trier’s Melancholia (2011), will have a guest role on the series, a surreal hospital drama about an ultramodern medical facility that is haunted by ghosts. Skarsgard will guest-star as an attorney, a reprise of the role his father, Stellan Skarsgard, played in the second season of the series in the 1990s.
The first two, four-episode seasons of The Kingdom aired in 1994 and 1997. Von Trier rebooted the show for a final, five-episode concluding season, The Kingdom Exodus, which is set to premiere in 2022.
Swedish stars Mikael Persbrandt (In a Better World, Eurovision Song Contest) and Tuva Novotny (Annihilation, A War) have also joined The Kingdom Exodus cast, along with Danish-Swedish actor David Dencik (Chernobyl, McMafia), Ida Engvoll (The Bridge), and Asta August (Sex).
The Nordic neighbors Denmark and Sweden will be set against each other in the final season of the show, with a plotline seeing the Swedes at the Kingdom hospital uniting to form the discussion group SA (Swedish Anonymous), in order to vent their frustrations over their jovial and arrogant Danish colleges. But soon, things take a more serious turn.
Von Trier’s Zentropa shingle is producing The Kingdom Exodus together with Scandinavian pay-TV group NENT and Danish public broadcasters DR. Lead producer is Zentropa’s Louise Vesth. Trustnordisk is selling the series worldwide and is packaging the final season together with restored versions of seasons one and two for international broadcasters and streamers.
Alexander Skarsgård will star in Brandon Cronenberg’s “Infinity Pool,” a sci-fi thriller about a vacation that takes a twist.
Neon, the studio behind “Parasite,” will co-finance and executive produce the film alongside Topic Studios, which previously produced “Leave No Trace” and “Luce.” “Infinity Pool” comes on the heels of Skarsgård’s star turn in “Godzilla vs. Kong,” one of the few box office success stories of the pandemic era. Cronenberg recently directed the trippy horror film, “Possessor,” which Neon released.
James and Em are young, rich, in love, and on vacation. Their all-inclusive resort boasts island tours and gleaming beaches. But outside of the hotel gates waits something much more dangerous and seductive, beyond the edge of paradise.
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Alexander Skarsgard is returning to HBO! The 44-year-old actor will be joining season three of Succession, where he will play “Lukas Matsson, a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO in the breakout series from showrunner and creator Jesse Armstrong,” THR reports.
The official logline of the season, according to HBO, is as follows: “Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of season two, Logan Roy begins season three 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.”
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