HBO Renews Drama ‘Succession’

HBO has renewed the drama Succession, which debuted June 3. Jesse Armstrong created the series. It follows the Roy family, Logan Roy and his four children, which controls a media and entertainment conglomerate, tracking their lives as they contemplate what the future holds once their aging father steps back from the company.

The 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.

Adam McKay directed the Succession pilot. He’s an executive producer, along with Armstrong, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod.

Armstrong is the showrunner.

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.