Succession is an American satirical drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong. It premiered on June 3, 2018, on HBO, and has been renewed for a third season, which is set to premiere on October 17, 2021. The series centers on the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate, who are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family's patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox).
Among the series ensemble cast are Jeremy Strong as Kendall, Kieran Culkin as Roman, and Sarah Snook as Siobhan, Logan's children employed by the company. Matthew Macfadyen stars as Tom Wambsgans, Siobhan's husband and Waystar executive; Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch, Logan's grandnephew also employed by the company; Alan Ruck as Connor, Logan's eldest child; and Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy, Logan's wife. The series also features Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, and Rob Yang, with Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, and J. Smith-Cameron in recurring roles, before they were promoted to the main cast.
Succession has received critical acclaim, particularly for its writing, acting, musical score and production values. It received many awards and nominations, including the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme, the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Cox received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, while Strong won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.