The show, written by Peep Show’s Jesse Armstrong, follows the wealthy Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their media empire. With patriarch Logan unsure who to leave his kingdom to, and his privileged offspring squabble like children, the future of the family name looks increasingly uncertain.
The show’s cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen, with Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Danny Huston, Jeannie Berlin and Fisher Steven joining the cast for Season 2.
“Excruciatingly hilarious and flawlessly written, Jesse Armstrong’s biting satire is as gripping, funny and bleak as ever,” we wrote in our review of Season 2, which premiered earlier this month. Now, barely a week after its sophomore debut, HBO has confirmed a third run is on the way.
In the US, Season 2 continues to track ahead of Season 1’s performance, while the show’s maiden run has been been nominated for five Primetime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
“We are elated that SUCCESSION and its exploration of wealth, power and family has resonated so powerfully with audiences,” says 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.”