HBO’s released plot descriptions and confirmed air dates for the final three episodes of the critically acclaimed one-hour drama, Succession. Season one was nominated for five Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, and the show’s second season has actually been more compelling than its first. (Rotten Tomatoes has season one sitting at 87% fresh while season two scored a 96% fresh rating).
Showrunner Jesse Armstrong created the dysfunctional family drama and executive produces with Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, and Scott Ferguson.
The strong ensemble cast is led by Brian Cox and includes Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook. Hiam Abbass, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed also star in season two.
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.”
Succession September and October Episodes:
- Season 2, episode 7: “Return”
Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
When Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) are sent to the UK to negotiate with their mother, Caroline (Harriet Walter), an uninvited Shiv (Sarah Snook) shows up to get answers from her father, who has been dodging her. Rhea’s (Holly Hunter) continued presence raises eyebrows amongst the Roy kids, as Logan (Brian Cox) seeks her counsel. Later, Kendall is forced to confront what happened last time he was in the UK. Back in New York, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) encounters unexpected pressure during an internal investigation and Greg (Nicholas Braun) goes to great lengths to protect himself.
- Season 2, episode 8: “Dundee”
Debut date: SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
The entire Roy clan travels to Logan’s (Brian Cox) hometown of Dundee, Scotland for a celebration of Logan’s fifty years in the business. There, Logan reflects on his past and the company’s future, while Shiv (Sarah Snook) defiantly looks to her family for support in taking down Rhea (Holly Hunter). Ewan (James Cromwell) gives Greg (Nicholas Braun) an ultimatum about working at Waystar. Kendall (Jeremy Strong) becomes enamored with Jennifer, an actress in Willa’s play. A former employee proves difficult to silence, worrying Logan’s inner circle.
Written by Mary Laws; directed by Kevin Bray.
- Season 2, episode 9: “DC”
Debut date: SUNDAY, OCT. 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
With the shareholders meeting imminent and Waystar Royco in a precarious position after a whistleblower makes headlines, Logan (Brian Cox), Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Gerri (J. Smith-Cameron) and Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) testify before Congress and face tough questions from a determined Gil Eavis (Eric Bogosian). Shiv (Sarah Snook) speaks candidly to Kira (Sally Murphy), a victim who is set to be a key witness. In Turkey, Roman’s (Kieran Culkin) business pitch takes a chilling turn.
Written by Jesse Armstrong; directed by Mark Mylod.
Written by Jonathan Glatzer; directed by Becky Martin.