‘Succession’ Succeeds in Earning a Second Season from HBO

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Succession TV Show Cast

Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck, and Sarah Snook star in ‘Succession’ (Photo by Peter Kramer / HBO)

HBO’s given the dramatic series Succession an early second season renewal. The one-hour drama starring Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, and Kieran Culkin premiered on June 3, 2018 and currently airs on Sundays at 10pm ET/PT.

The cast of HBO’s Succession includes Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman, and Rob Yang. The series was created by Oscar nominee Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop). Armstrong wrote the pilot and serves as an executive producer and showrunner. Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod also executive produce the series.

Season one consists of 10 episodes.

The Plot:

Set in New York, Succession explores themes of power, politics, money and family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the tough, powerful, aging patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family-controlled international media conglomerate. He is married to his third wife, Marcia (Hiam Abbass), a loving, formidable partner.


Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s eldest son from his second marriage, is currently a division president at the firm and the heir apparent. Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), Kendall’s younger brother, is Logan’s outspoken, fun-loving son and no longer works at Waystar. Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (Sarah Snook), Logan’s only daughter and youngest child, has been pursuing a career in politics.

Connor Roy (Alan Ruck), Logan’s eldest son, and only child from his first marriage, has pursued an independent life in New Mexico. In the season premiere, the Roy siblings are reunited with their younger cousin, Greg (Nicholas Braun), who has moved from Canada to New York, seeking a foothold in the management of the firm’s theme parks.

On the periphery of the Roy family are Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Shiv’s ambitious boyfriend and a senior executive at the firm, and Rava Roy (Natalie Gold), Kendall’s wife, with whom he shares two children and an emotional bond, despite their marital separation. Frank (Peter Friedman) is the firm’s COO, an old family friend, and a mentor to Kendall. In an effort to solidify his takeover of Waystar, Kendall is on the brink of buying out a digital media outfit from Lawrence (Rob Yang), its CEO and founder.

Up Next – Episode #3: “Lifeboats” on June 17, 2018

With Waystar’s stock plunging to dangerous lows, Kendall is confronted with a major crisis involving a secret bank debt. Upset with Marcia for pulling rank in the Roy apartment, Shiv decides to enlist an old paramour to conduct a background check on Logan’s third wife. Kendall and Roman attend their first big meeting in their new roles, as do Tom and Greg. Kendall tries to convince Rava to give their marriage a second chance, and gets an unexpected reaction to his handling of Waystar from his father.




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