The brand new HBO Original drama series SUCCESSION will kick off its
ten-episode season *same time as the U.S. on Monday, June 4 at 10am, with a
same-day encore at 11 pm, exclusively on HBO (Astro Ch 411/ HD 431).* *New
episodes premiere every Monday at the same time. *
Logan Roy and his four children – controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The new HBO Original drama series SUCCESSION tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their ageing father begins to step back from the company.
Created by Oscar® and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (“In the Loop”), with the pilot was written by Armstrong and directed by Oscar® winner Adam McKay (“The Big Short”), SUCCESSION kicks off its ten-episode season this June, exclusively on HBO. Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich (HBO’s “Veep”), Kevin Messick (“Jack Reacher”), Will Ferrell (“Daddy’s Home”), Jane Tranter (HBO’s “The Night Of”) and Mark Mylod (HBO’s “Entourage”) executive produce; Armstrong serves as showrunner.
“All through history, moments of succession are points of conflict,” notes
creator Jesse Armstrong. “Whether it’s the Roman Empire, Babylonian Empire, succession is tough, and often in political and national history when a
king, queen or leader has to leave the stage, they can find they want to
linger in the limelight longer than anyone thought.”
Set in New York, SUCCESSION explores themes of power, politics, money, and
family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox – “X-Men,” “Troy”), the tough, powerful, ageing
patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family-controlled international
media conglomerate. He is married to his third wife, Marcia (Hiam Abbass –
“Blade Runner 2049,” The Visitor”), a loving, formidable partner.
Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong – “The Big Short,” “The Judge”), Logan’s eldest
son from his second marriage, is currently a division president at the firm
and the heir apparent. Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin – “Scott Pilgrim vs. the
World,” “Igby Goes Down”), Kendall’s younger brother is Logan’s outspoken,
fun-loving son and no longer works at Waystar. Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (Sarah
Snook – “The Dressmaker,” “Steve Jobs”), Logan’s only daughter and youngest
child, has been pursuing a career in politics. Connor Roy (Alan Ruck –
“Speed,” “Twister”), Logan’s eldest son, and only child from his first
marriage, has pursued an independent life in New Mexico. In the season
premiere, the Roy siblings are reunited with their younger cousin, Greg
(Nicholas Braun – “How To Be Single,” “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”),
who has moved from Canada to New York seeking a foothold in the management of the firm’s theme parks.
On the periphery of the Roy family are Tom (Matthew Macfadyen – “Pride &
Prejudice,” “The Three Musketeers”), Shiv’s ambitious boyfriend and a
senior executive at the firm, and Rava Roy (Natalie Gold – “Birdman,” “Love
& Other Drugs”), Kendall’s wife, with whom he shares two children and an
emotional bond, despite their marital separation. Frank (Peter Friedman –
“Love & Other Drugs,” “Paycheck”) is the firm’s COO, an old family friend,
and a mentor to Kendall. In an effort to solidify his takeover of Waystar,
Kendall is on the brink of buying out a digital media outfit from Lawrence
(Rob Yang – “The Americans,” “The Bourne Legacy”), its CEO and founder.
Executive producer Frank Rich adds, “I think it is the specificity of the
way the SUCCESSION characters are drawn, with wry humour and heart, and the calibre of this ensemble cast, that make the Roys stand out in the crowded
field of family drama.”
SUCCESSION was created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse
Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane
Tranter and Mark Mylod. Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.