It revolves around the Roy family — Logan Roy and his four children — which controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The series tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father (Brian Cox) begins to step back from the company. Jeremy Strong plays the son with his eyes on the prize but who might lack the right stuff for the task.
At TCA back in January, Succession creator-showrunner Jesse Armstrong insisted that the series isn’t about the Rupert Murdoch clan — the subjects of his lauded but unproduced 2011 script — or the Sumner Redstone mess, which was top of mind when HBO greenlighted the series in February 2017. Instead, he said then, it’s about “a fictional family. … There are a lot of succession stories to draw on. We wanted to draw on all the rich stories…about succession and all the stories about media and politics.”
Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang also star in the series created by showrunner Jesse Armstrong. He also wrote the pilot and exec produces alongside McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod.