Monday, May 27, 2024

Spotted: Oscar Winner on Set of Hot HBO Show “Succession,” Adrien Brody in as Guest Star?


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!



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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