Last September, HBO’s Succession took home 7 awards at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Since then, more eyes than ever have turned to HBO to check out the series. Now, as first reported by Deadline, Alexander Skarsgård is joining the series in a pivotal role.
Per the initial report, Skarsgård will play the character named Lukas Matsson. Matsson is a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO and pits himself against the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, the Roy family. The series follows family patriarch, Logan Roy who has experienced a decline in health. His four children Connor, Kendall, Roman, and Siobhan, all with varying degrees of connection to the company, begin to prepare for a future without their father.
The actor joins Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook in the show’s impressive ensemble. Additionally, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, Alan Ruck, Hiam Abbass, Peter Friedman, and Natalie Gold serve on the show’s main cast as well. Succession hails from creator/showrunner/executive producer Jesse Armstrong with Adam McKay and Will Ferrell executive producing as well.
Alexander Skarsgård’s accolades include a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his work on Big Little Lies. The Swedish actor also starred as the titular character in 2016’s The Legend of Tarzan. Most recently, the actor appeared in Godzilla v. Kong and will next star in Robert Eggers’ The Northman, opposite Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Willem Dafoe.
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