‘Succession’ actors get a pay raise: Report

Some of the most prominent actors from the cast of the hit HBO series Succession will receive compensation increases ahead of its third season, according to a new report.

Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, and Nicholas Braun (of Cousin Greg fame) will receive between $300,000 and $350,000 per episode, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday. Brian Cox, who plays family patriarch Logan Roy, will receive more. (THR notes that most of the actors were previously making less than $100,000 per episode.)

Succession revolves around the family-controlled media empire Waystar Royco and draws inspiration from real-life media families the Murdochs (of News Corp. fame) and the Redstones (who control ViacomCBS to this day). HBO—now part of AT&T’s WarnerMedia division—has yet to announce when season three will make its debut, but most industry observers expect it to land this summer, as it has every year prior.

Missed season two of “Succession”? Read Rey Mashayekhi’s episode recaps here.

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