HBO’s Succession renewed for 2nd season after only two episodes


Get ready for more of the Roy family. HBO’s Succession has already been renewed for a 2nd season!

Expertly blending comedy with drama, Succession follows a dysfunctional media-empire family, the Roys. As their father falls into ill-health, they struggle to assert dominance over his mega-business. With the first two episodes, the series came in with a bang. It’s featured memorable performances by Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, Sarah Snook as Siobhan “Shiv” Roy, Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy and Brian Cox as the patriarchal Logan Roy (among others).

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What About the Second Season?

It’s way too early to tell where Succession will go in its second season. However, it’s likely that alliances will be struck (and severed). Certain characters are bound to rise — probably at the expense of others. There are 8 more episodes left in the first season, so there’s considerable room for new characters and new business intrigue. Although Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are Executive Producers on Succession, the show has not been extremely over-the-top. It utilizes a darker, more subtle tone rather than constant zaniness.

While some criticize the show’s lack of likable characters, this obviously hasn’t harmed it overall. More to the point, it seems like a dead-on accurate depiction of a family in a cut-throat corporate setting. The characters are likely to have exaggerated self-importance, as a reflection of their environment. At the same time, they do have a markedly human side and are becoming increasingly relatable. That being said, the show could easily take some very dark turns, especially as competitive aspects get ramped up — between the Roys and other manipulators in their midst.

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Succession is Executive Produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jesse Armstrong, Ilene S. Landress, Kevin Messick, Frank Rich, for Gary Sanchez Productions and Project Zeus. It is available to stream on HBO (including the HBO Amazon channel).