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Three of HBO’s acclaimed series will return in October, the cable giant teased on its social media on Monday. In a series of tweets, which were also shared on Facebook, HBO announced that the long-awaited third season of Succession, the 11th season of the veteran Larry David comedy and the fifth and final season of Issa Rae’s critical gem will all launch in October. Also debuting that month will be the second season of unscripted series We’re Here.
All shows will be available to stream on HBO Max; specific dates have yet to be announced.
The account for Succession, the popular Emmy-winning show about a media-mogul family, posted a photo of Brian Cox as Logan Roy early on Monday along with the word “October.” The Curb announcement, complete with a jovial picture of David in character, boasted: “You’re allowed to be happy, but not in front of me. #CurbYourEnthusiasm is back this October.” And the cabler shared a purple heart emoji while noting for Insecure, “The wait is almost over. The final season. October.”
The latest season of Succession, starring the likes of Cox, Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy), Sarah Snook (Shiv Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), Nicholas Braun (Cousin Greg), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans) and J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman) started filming in the fall. New cast additions for the season include Adrien Brody, Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae Kim, Hope Davis, Dasha Nekrasova and Ella Rumpf.
A recent teaser for the third season was 67 seconds long and signaled that the series would pick up shortly after the end of season two in October 2019, when Kendall Roy (Strong) made a move against his mogul father Logan (Cox). The show’s logline for season three reads, “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.”
The 11th season of Curb follows a finale that saw Larry’s “spite store” coffee shop burn down, with some details that executive producer Jeff Schaffer summarized as “prophetic” when speaking to The Hollywood Reporter after the episode. Bottles of hand sanitizer acted as accelerants for the fire, and the episode aired in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic in March of 2020.
Though the renewal for the Emmys favorite came about three months after season 10 finished its run, production on the new season was delayed amid the pandemic. “We started writing Curb before COVID, and then when COVID happened we had to change some things. We had to make the decision about what era we were writing — before, during or after COVID,” Schaffer later explained to THR when detailing his experience both writing and filming season 11 in the pandemic era. “Believe me, I’m as upset about this as you are,” creator and star David joked at the time of the renewal. “One day I can only hope that HBO will come to their senses and grant me the cancellation I so richly deserve.”
Insecure, meanwhile, announced the fifth season would be its last in early 2021. The series, co-created by and starring Rae, is coming off a fourth season that earned nine Emmy nominations, including a first best comedy nod.
Aug. 23, 9:50 a.m. Updated to also include Curb, Insecure and We’re Here returns.
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