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Succession (HBO 2018, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong) 

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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 indExecutive Producerendent 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 sExecutive Produceraration. 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.

From HBO’s press release, June 2018… Following the show’s recent premiere, HBO has renewed the drama series SUCCESSION for a second season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. Created by Oscar(R) and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (“In the Loop”), with the pilot written by Armstrong and directed by Oscar(R) winner Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), SUCCESSION launched its ten-episode season June 3.

The show follows the Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – which controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world, tracking their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company. The season one cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang.

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USA / HBO / 10×65 minutes / Broadcast from 3 June 2018

Adam McKay as Executive Producer
Frank Rich as Executive Producer
Jane Tranter as Executive Producer
Jesse Armstrong as Creator and Executive Producer
Kevin Messick as Executive Producer
Mark Mylod as Executive Producer
Will Ferrell as Executive Producer

cast
Brian Cox as Logan Roy
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy
Sarah Snook as Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy
Nicholas Braun as Greg
Matthew Macfadyen as Tom
Hiam Abbass as Marcia
Rob Yang as Lawrence
Parker Sawyers as Alessandro
Peter Friedman as Francis

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