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HBO has renewed drama “Succession” for a second season, the network said on Monday.
The corporate family drama was just two episodes into its run, premiering June 3.
“Succession” stars Brian Cox as Logan Roy, a Rupert Murdoch-esque family patriarch and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate. Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck and Sarah Snook play his four children who contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company.
The series was created by Jesse Armstrong, who wrote the famously un-produced “Murdoch” screenplay, which has appeared on Hollywood’s Black List. Despite their similarities between the Roy family and the real-life Murdochs, Armstrong said back in January that his HBO characters are NOT based on the 21st Century Fox/News Corp. first family.
“This is a fictional family,” he emphasized. “We wanted to draw on all the good, rich stories there are about succession and about the high politics.”
“Succession” is executive produced by Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin J. Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod. The cast also includes Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang.