EXCLUSIVE Now that all the awards stuff has calmed down, and we’re waiting for “Mrs. Maisel” to return, what’s the hottest show everyone’s pining to see return to cable?
Answer: HBO’s “Succession.”
A couple of weeks ago they were filming Season 3 down in Greenwich Village. But the last few days they’ve been seen all over East Hampton and Montauk out on the East End of Long Island.
And among the actors spotted by sharp eyed villagers: Oscar winner Adrien Brody. Apparently, Brody is a guest star on the show and maybe not for just one episode. There’s been so much activity out East that Brody could possibly be in a story arc about a wealthy businessman with whom the Roy family — particularly Kendall Roy aka Jeremy Strong — is trying to ‘strong’ arm, get it? Strong and Brian Cox, patriarch of the Roys, were also spotted.
Brody has a new deal with HBO, so this makes sense. He’s going to play famed basketball coach Pat Riley in a mini series about the Lakers. He’s waiting, too, like all of us, for his Wes Anderson movie, “The French Dispatch,” to be released this fall after an 18 month pandemic delay. Brody has a bunch of other projects in the hopper as well. But this way he gets right on cable’s hottest show fast. It’s good for everyone!
PS Spies around the “Succession” trailers have heard a lot of talk about a possible trip to Italy. The show is very popular there, so maybe we’ll see the Roys in Venice or Florence or Rome next season. Ciao bella!