Very well done. Can we get 100% confirmation that
The Murdoch Family has never acknowledged that the
show is on them (or at least based on them)? L Murdoch
gets a thumbs up on the WWE SmackDown to FOX deal
also. Very impressive wins all around for FOX, and
good on the HBO family for seeing this peak behind
the curtain of the family make the light on day. 4.9
stars out of 5 (just so you keep striving to be even
Greg Tingle ...I see traces of Donald Trump in Logan
Roy. The character is probably a mix of them all.
Tingle I want to see the scene played out where
FOX top brass do the multi-year deal with Vince McMahon's
WWE pro wrestling (sports entertainment) promotion.
One or two Murdoch's doing a business deal with a
couple of McMahon's is likely compelling viewing.
I'm an ex subscriber television executive (PPV's,
bundling and ethnic channels), and a long time wrestling
fan, hence my interest in this scenario. We're ramping
up coverage as I write this commentary!
Season 1 | Official Trailer | HBO
Season 2 Episode 9 Promo | HBO
(Season 2 Episode 8 Clip) | HBO
Roy family Logan Roy and his four children
controls one of the biggest media and entertainment
conglomerates in the world. Succession, which was
nominated for five 2019 Emmy Awards including Outstanding
Drama Series, tracks their lives as they contemplate
what the future will hold for them when or
if their aging father begins to step back from
by Oscar and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop),
with the pilot written by Armstrong and directed by
Oscar-winner Adam McKay (The Big Short), Successions
second season picks up where season one dramatically
left off as the Roy family faces myriad internal and
in New York, Succession explores themes of power,
politics, money, and family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox),
the tough, powerful, aging patriarch, is head of Waystar
Royco, a family-controlled international media conglomerate.
He is married to his third wife, Marcia (Hiam Abbass),
a loving, formidable partner.
the center of the Roy family are three of Logans
children: troubled former heir-apparent Kendall (Jeremy
Strong), his outspoken, fun-loving brother Roman (Kieran
Culkin), and his savvy but conflicted sister, Shiv
(Sarah Snook). The series follows their joust for
power as they each struggle to retain control of their
father's empire in their own way. While the future
looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that
threatens to ultimately destroy them.
2 cast includes Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew
Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang,
J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.
was created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced
by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin
Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod.
Jesse Armstrong serves as showrunner.