Adam McKay’s new Drama as been Ordered to Series


Did we mention it’s also from a co-creator of Peep Show?

It’s always fun to hear about new shows coming to HBO, and that is especially true for Succession.  Succession is coming from Adam McKay, currently most famous for helming The Big Short. HBO actually ordered a pilot for this back in June, but there has been silence between now and then. While we’re not sure what’s going to happen with the pilot, which has already been filmed, Succession has officially been ordered to series by HBO.

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According to DeadlineSuccession will run for 10 episodes. It will follow a rich American family in the media business and is being written by Jesse Armstrong, co-creator of the excellent British comedy, Peep Show. Armstrong will also serve as showrunner, while Adam McKay will direct. Since the pilot has already been filmed, there is a definite cast list which includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, and Kieran Culkin, among others.

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Those that are familiar with McKay will also know that he is good friends with Will Ferrell, and Ferrel will be a producer on this project. Succession will serve as McKay’s first directing gig since The Big Short back in 2015. There is no word yet on when we might get a look at this new show, but it would probably be fair to say late 2017 at the earliest, and mid 2018 at the latest.

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The pilot may air before that, it may serve as the first episode, or HBO may choose to not show it at all. Either way, it’s exciting to now that we have 10 episodes of new Armstrong and McKay coming. If you’re not familiar with McKay’s style, we highly recommend checking out The Big Short, or at least watching Peep Show to get more familiar with Armstrong. With the two of them on board this could really be something worth checking out, though we’ll be happy if it’s at least half as good as The Big Short or Peep Show.