The Godzilla vs. Kong and True Blood star will play a tech company CEO on the HBO drama

By Clark Collis
May 03, 2021 03:00 PM
Alexander Skarsgard
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Alexander Skarsgard must enjoy titanic battles.

It was announced today that the Godzilla v. Kong actor is joining the cast of Succession for season 3 of the acclaimed HBO show about the warring Roy clan. Skarsgard will play the role of Lukas Matsson, who is described as "a successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO."

Season 3 of Succession opens with Brian Cox's media tycoon Logan Roy in a perilous position after being ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) at the end of season 2.

Scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.

Succession also stars Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyn, and J. Smith-Cameron, among others.

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Skarsgard recently wrapped production on director Robert Eggers' The Northman, on which he is also producer.

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