Succession is an American satirical black comedy-drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong. It premiered on June 3, 2018, on HBO. The series centers on the Roy family, the 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). The series has been renewed for a fourth season, expected to air in 2023.
Among the series’s cast are Jeremy Strong as Kendall, Kieran Culkin as Roman, and Sarah Snook as Siobhan (‘Shiv’), Logan’s children employed by the company. Matthew Macfadyen stars as Tom Wambsgans, Shiv’s husband and Waystar executive, Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch, Logan’s grandnephew also employed by the company, Alan Ruck as Connor, Logan’s eldest child, and Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy, Logan’s third and current wife. Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, and Rob Yang also star, while Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, J. Smith-Cameron, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, and Fisher Stevens featured in recurring roles before being promoted to the main cast.
Succession has been widely acclaimed by critics for its writing, acting, musical score, production values, and examination of its subject matter. The series has received several awards and nominations, including the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme and two wins for both, the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama and the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020 and 2022. Both Cox and Strong received the Golden Globe for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and Snook the Gloden Globe for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, with Strong and Macfadyen receiving the Primetime Emmy Awards for their performances – in addition to Armstrong’s three wins for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.