Friday, June 21, 2024

TV Exclusive Update: HBO Confirms Our April 27th Scoop, Oscar Winner Adrien Brody Joining “Succession”


It’s always nice to be right.

I told you on April 27th that Oscar winner Adrien Brody had joined the cast of HBO’s “Succession.” He was spotted around Montauk that week and the Hamptons, shooting scenes for the popular series.

Now today HBO confirmed my scoop and every outlet picked it up like it was news.

Brody won the Oscar in 2003 for Roman Polanski’s “The Pianist.” Before that and after he’s worked steadily, appearing Wes Anderson films and lots of other good projects. I think “Succession” is his first American TV series. He’s been on “Peaky Blinders.”

Brody is also going to play Pat Riley in an HBO basketball miniseries coming up. “Succession” has another big guest star next season in Alexander Skarsgaard, who’s become a favorite at the cabler after making pulses race in “True Blood.” He won awards for “Big Little Lies” from HBO. He’s certainly found a home there!


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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