The Roys are back with more family drama, insane wealth, and opulent Succession filming locations. Season three of the hit HBO show premiered last month and the new season sees the scheming employees of Waystar Royco hitting up New York City landmarks, Bosnian hotels and, soon, Tuscan villas in luxurious Italy.
Across three seasons, the series has used IRL locations to accurately flaunt the billionaire lifestyle of the Roy clan, a ruthless family tree that owns and runs one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. Want to step into the world of Waystar yourself? Here's a field guide to Succession's filming locations.
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Succession filming locations: A field guide
1. New York City
The Roy family and their Waystar Royco media empire are based out of New York City in the show, so naturally the bulk of filming takes place in good ol' Gotham. Main filming locations include the headquarters of Waystar, which were set at the World Trade Center in seasons one and two but moved to the 28 Liberty Street skyscraper for season three, as well as Logan Roy's expansive Fifth Avenue apartment, which is filmed at the American Irish Historical Society.
Over three seasons, NYC production has bounced all over the boroughs, from the highbrow hotels of midtown like The Pierre and The Plaza to the East New York Freight Tunnel in Brooklyn where Tom's bachelor party takes place. We're looking forward to seeing what New York spots the Roys hit up next.
2. United Kingdom
Like Brian Cox, the actor playing him, Logan Roy was born in Dundee, Scotland, a locale we get to see for ourselves in season two when the Roy patriarch visits his birthplace to celebrate his 50th anniversary as CEO of Waystar Royco.
The UK also served as the setting for Shiv and Tom's wedding at the end of season one, which was held at her mother's family estate in England and was shot at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire.
3. Long Island, NY
Although the majority of the action happens in New York City proper, the moneyed, eastern edges of New York also see some Roy shenanigans throughout the series. Oheka Castle in Huntington, NY, stood in for the Roys' Hungarian hunting lodge, the setting of the infamous "Boar on the Floor" scene from season two.
Fans got to see Logan Roy's Hamptons home in the beginning of season two. The actual home is the 1960 Henry Ford Estate in Mecox Bay, Southampton, chosen to signify Logan's "new money" sensibilities, reports Vulture. The show's production designer Stephen Carter told the outlet: “Given the age of the character, he would have been forming his impressions of what trendy style would be in the sixties.”
Season two opened in the Land of Fire and Ice, where Kendall Roy was holed up in a swanky rehab clinic following the tragic accident that took place at the end of the first season.
Speaking to Filmmaker magazine, Carter said of the Icelandic setting: "With about a week to go, we were locationless, which was a little bit scary. I’d been a big fan of Black Mirror and remembered a house I’d seen on an episode, which I knew was in Iceland. It happened to be available, and we jumped all over that. It was a fantastically stark location."
5. New Mexico
The season one episode "Austerlitz" sees the whole Roy clan head to Connor Roy's sprawling New Mexico estate for a publicized family therapy session. Playing the part of the southwestern home is Rancho Alegre, a Santa Fe private house museum with panoramic views of the Ortiz and Sangre de Cristo Mountains.
6. The Adriatic Sea
The finale of season two sees the Roy family and their closest Waystar cohorts lounging and backstabbing on an 85-meter super-yacht off the coast of Croatia. Filming took place in the picturesque shores of Cavtat, Korčula, Mljet and Šipan.
7. Tuscany, Italy
While the Succession season 2 finale capped in Croatia, it's reported that season three will finish off in Tuscany, with Villa Cetinale, a 17th-century villa and gardens in Sovicille, serving as the location of a major Roy party.
According to Conde Nast Traveller, other Italian filming locations that we can expect to see in Succession season three include "Shiv and Tom touring the bathing pool in the spa village of Bagno Vignoni, and a full complement of Roy siblings dining at La Terrazza Del Chiostro in Pienza," as well as scenes in Val d’Orcia, Montalcino, Argiano and Cortona.
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More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
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