An American comedy drama series, Succession is created by Jesse Armstrong and it premiered on 3rd June 2018 on HBO. The series has gained incredible popularity over time. It centers on Roy family who are dysfunctional owners of a media and hospitality empire. The owners are fighting for control of the company in a period of uncertainty about the health of the head of the family. The series stars feature Hiam Abbass, Brian Cox, Nicholas Braun, Alan Ruck, Kieran Culkin, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman, Jeremy Strong, Matthew Macfadyen, Dagmara Dominczyk, Rob Yang, Sarah Snook, J. Smith-Cameron and Arian Moayed.
The series have completed two seasons and HBO renewed it for the third season. The first two seasons have ten episodes each. The series is available on HBO and Netflix. It received critical acclaim and accolades. The series won the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme, the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series-Drama and Cox received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Succession received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations. The series was named one of the best TV shows of 2018.
The 10-episode series connects comedy with high stake drama and plays into the fascination of global businesses and their connection with politics and media consumption. Succession is a very well written series which throws light on the inside story of global businesses and the fight for control. It involves dynastic politics and family dysfunction. In a world of US TV, the series has made a strong mark and remains highly popular. It has helped the actors establish themselves in the industry and given them a strong foothold. Audiences love the series and there have been numerous positive reviews about the story, production and the cast in the first two seasons.