HBO won big on Monday by earning 18 Emmy nominations. Most notably, it’s Issa Rae led comedy, Insecure, scored ten nominations after years of being shut out of the award show. Joining Rae and HBO, Succession actor Matthew Macfadyen earned his first Emmy nomination.
“I was just about to go to the supermarket. Unglamorous, but that’s the truth of it. And then I got a really nice call from my agent and my agent in the states and they all said congrats. It was lovely,” the actor said about the moment he learned of the nomination.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HBO drama had planned to film its third season this spring. However, plans have since changed. With a vaccine not expected to be released until this winter, many things are up in the air. The Succession star has offered a bit of insight into the show’s current plans.
“We were supposed to start at the end of April. They’re hoping to start in the autumn, I suppose, but I know that a lot of shows are sort of sliding to January. I think it changes week to week — or day to day, really. Restrictions are put in place and then removed, so there are things that you can do and then you can’t do. So the producers have to make really difficult decisions about whether to start or not, and whether they’ll be screwed up halfway down the shoot if something else happens,” he said in an interview.
“We were going to be in New York. But there’s no point in starting unless we can do it safely. It will be no fun if cast and crew get sick and then everybody has to stop again,” he added.
Similar to many other shows, the future of Succession is very much up in the air. For now, he can enjoy his groundbreaking Emmy nod.