‘Succession’ Picks Up an Early Season 3 Renewal Order

Succession Season 2
Dagmara Dominczyk and Jeremy Strong in ‘Succession’ season 2 (Photo: Craig Blankenhorn / HBO)

The second season of Succession premiered on August 11, 2019 and, after just two episodes, HBO’s confirmed they’re renewing the one-hour dramatic series for a third season. The announcement made by HBO EVP of Programming Francesca Orsi came after the season two premiere beat season one’s viewership numbers.

“We are elated that Succession and its exploration of wealth, power and family has resonated so powerfully with audiences,” stated Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Drama Programming. “We cannot wait to see how the complex characters that Jesse Armstrong has created continue to navigate this captivating, ruthless world of the uber-rich. In today’s world where the intersection of politics and media is increasingly prevalent, Succession presents an especially piercing look behind the curtain of this elite, influential, and cutthroat community.”

Succession was created by Emmy, Oscar, and Writers Guild of America nominee Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop). Armstrong serves as the showrunner and executive produces with Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, and Scott Ferguson.

Season two’s cast is led by Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook. The cast also includes Hiam Abbass, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed.

Joining the series for season two are Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Danny Huston, Jeannie Berlin, and Fisher Stevens. James Cromwell and Harriet Walter return as guest stars.

New episodes of the 9 episode second season air on Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.

The Season 2 Plot:

“Beginning where season one dramatically left off, season two follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.”