Finally! Almost two years since the second season finale, HBO’s thoroughly excellent and multi-award-winning Succession is back. It will; hit HBO, and global broadcast partners such as Sky TV in the UK, on October 17th. Exciting times, as Succession is quite simply one of the best shows on TV right now.
The series centers on the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate, who are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox). Commentators frequently state it is a highly dramatized version of the Murdoch media family.
Among the series ensemble cast is Jeremy Strong as Kendall, Kieran Culkin as Roman, and Sarah Snook as Siobhan, Logan’s children employed by the company.
Matthew Macfadyen stars as Tom Wambsgans, Siobhan’s husband and Waystar executive. Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch who is Logan’s grandnephew also employed by the company.
Alan Ruck (Ferris Bueller, Star Trek: Generations) plays Connor, Logan’s eldest child.
Succession has received critical acclaim, particularly for its writing, acting, musical score, and production values. It won the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme, the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
Cox received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, while Strong won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
In the climax to the last season, family patriarch Logan Roy was the victim of a press ambush by his rebellious and vengeful son Kendall. Logan will start the season scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances to fight a battle to retain control of his company.
Production on the third season of Succession was delayed because of the pandemic and began in New York City last November. If you haven’t seen season 1 and 2 yet, get out the digital box set and binge right now!