“Succession” Season 3 Will Ignore COVID-19 Because Wealthy People Were Largely Unaffected By It

Turns out we won't get to find out how Cousin Greg feels about vaccines

The cast of "Succession," who will not be shown dealing with Covid-19 during season three
The cast of "Succession," unmasked

Season 3 of HBO’s Succession won’t premiere until October, so we’ve still got several months left of wondering what’s in store for the Roy family this year. However, one thing we know for certain they won’t be dealing with? The COVID-19 pandemic.

According to a new interview with Sarah Snook, who plays Siobhan “Shiv” Roy on the series, the third season will ignore the pandemic entirely. Snook told Vulture that creator Jesse Armstrong began writing the show’s new installment before COVID-19 hit, but once it did, he decided to skip over it entirely on Succession because ultra-rich people like the show’s main characters were largely unaffected by it.

“These are really wealthy people,” she said. “And unfortunately, none of the world’s really wealthy people were going to be affected by the pandemic.”

That means you won’t see any characters wearing masks, altering their daily routines in any way or making reference to the virus. So what will you see? We still don’t have much information, save for the following synopsis from HBO: “Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) 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.”

You can check out the trailer for the upcoming season of Succession below.

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