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Succession

Succession

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  • Premiered: 
    June 3, 2018
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Jesse Armstrong 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, SUCCESSION is a one-hour drama series that follows the Roy family -- Logan Roy and his four adult children, Kendall, Roman, Shiv and Connor -- who control one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Members of the Roy family grapple with what the future holds for them as their aging father begins to take a step back from the company. Mckay also directed the pilot. Set in New York, SUCCESSION explores themes of power, politics, money and family. Logan, the tough and aging patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family-controlled international media conglomerate. He is married to his third wife, Marcia, a loving, formidable partner. Kendall, Logan's eldest son from his second marriage, is currently a division president at the firm and the heir apparent. Roman, Kendall's younger brother, is Logan's outspoken, fun-loving son and no longer works at Waystar. Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy, Logan's only daughter and youngest child, has been pursuing a career in politics. Connor, Logan's eldest son, and only child from his first marriage, has pursued an independent life in New Mexico. In the series premiere, the Roy siblings are reunited with their younger cousin, Greg, 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, Shiv's ambitious boyfriend and a senior executive at the firm, and Rava Roy, Kendall's wife, with whom he shares two children and an emotional bond, despite their marital separation. 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, its CEO and founder.

The ten-episode second season of SUCCESSION premiered on Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT on HBO. Beginning where Season 1 left off, Season 2 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. Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Danny Huston, Jeannie Berlin and Fisher Stevens join the cast for Season 2. In the season opener, "The Summer Palace," still addled from the events in England, Kendall tries to make amends with his dad for his takeover attempt betrayal. Logan receives some unvarnished advice from his financial banker about the next best move for Waystar Royco. As Tom maneuvers for a new position in the company, Shiv tries to determine whether Logan is playing mind games regarding his successor. Written by Jesse Armstrong; directed by Mark Mylod.
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On Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 9-10:10pm ET/PT, HBO premiered "This Is Not for Tears," the season finale of SUCCESSION. On the Roys' grand Mediterranean yacht, Logan (Brian Cox) weighs whether a member of the family, or a top lieutenant, will need to be sacrificed to salvage the company's tarnished reputation. Roman shares his hesitations about a new source of financing, as Kendall suggests a familiar alternative. Shiv (proposes taking her open marriage with Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) to another level. Connor finds himself in an unenviable position as reviews of Willa's play roll in. Written by Jesse Armstrong; directed by Mark Mylod.

Two months earlier -- on Tuesday, August 20 -- HBO renewed SUCCESSION for a third season.

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