HBO Renews Succession for Second Season, Two Episodes into its First

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HBO Renews <i>Succession</i> for Second Season, Two Episodes into its First

A whopping two episodes into its first season, Succession has been renewed by HBO for a second season, per Deadline.

The drama follows Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four adult children. Roy controls one of the country’s largest media and entertainment companies. By his 80th birthday, his four children (played by Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Alan Ruck) are ready for dear old dad to pass the torch … except Logan’s not quite ready to step down. Suddenly, sibling rivalry escalates to a multi-billion-dollar level as the children squabble over how to keep the family business within the family.

Succession’s pilot was directed by Adam McKay (The Big Short) and written by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop). Armstrong denies that the Roy family is based off the real-life familial drama of the Sumner Redstone or Rupert Murdoch clans, though Armstrong does have a screenplay about the Fox News CEO.

The show’s first two episodes have been positively received. The cast additionally includes Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang.

Watch the trailer for Succession below, and stay tuned for further updates.

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