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Succession renewed for third season by HBO


Story by Jack Foley

HBO has renewed critically-acclaimed family drama Succession for a third season.

The second season of the Jesse Armstrong drama has just started in the US and UK (Sky Atlantic) and has grown in viewer numbers based on the acclaim surrounding the debut run (the first season is up for five awards at the 2019 Emmys). The third season is now expected to air sometime in 2020.

In announcing the renewal, HBO drama programming evp Francesca Orsi said: “We are elated that Succession and its exploration of wealth, power and family has resonated so powerfully with audiences. 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.”

Succession is a thinly-veiled satire of a Rupert Murdoch-esque media empire and the wildly dysfunctional family making plays for the patriarch’s throne.

It stars Brian Cox as the family patriarch, alongside Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen and J. Smith-Cameron.

Read our review of the first episode of Succession: Season 2