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Season 1
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Background Information
Start Airdate: June 3, 2018
Final Airdate: August 5, 2018
Cast: * Logan Roy
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Season One

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Season 2


Season 1 of Succession first aired its Pilot on June 3, 2018, begining run on HBO The Finale aired on August 5, 2018. June 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a Second Season, which premiered on August 11, 2019.

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Title Written by Directed by Original air date Production code
Celebration Jesse Armstrong Adam McKay June 3, 2018 101
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On his 80th birthday, media magnate Logan Roy, whose imminent retirement was thought to be a given, shocks his family by announcing he’s staying on indefinitely as CEO of Waystar Royco. The news shatters his son, Kendall, the heir apparent, who’s in the midst of negotiating the purchase of a digital-media venture founded by a slick operator named Lawrence. After an impromptu softball game, tempers flare as Logan’s other children – Roman, Shiv and Connor – raise objections over Logan’s intentions, including his desire to change the way his eventual successor will be chosen.
Shit Show at the Fuck Factory Tony Roche Mark Mylod June 10, 2018 102
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Logan’s incapacitation sets off a heated succession debate among his children, as the board rushes to inform the media about leadership contingencies before the stock market opens. Greg is tasked with retrieving important items from the Roy apartment. Kendall makes an impassioned final plea to keep Waystar Royco in the family, and receives sobering news from longtime general counsel Gerri Kellman that dampens a moment of vindication.
Lifeboats Jonathan Glatzer Mark Mylod June 17, 2018 103
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With Waystar’s stock plunging to dangerous lows, Kendall is confronted with a major crisis involving a secret bank debt. Upset with Marcia for pulling rank in the Roy apartment, Shiv decides to enlist an old paramour to conduct a background check on Logan’s third wife. Kendall and Roman attend their first big meeting in their new roles, as do Tom and Greg. Kendall tries to convince Rava (Natalie Gold) to give their marriage a second chance, and gets an unexpected reaction to his handling of Waystar from his father.
Sad Sack Wasp Trap Anna Jordan Adam Arkin June 24, 2018 104
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With the company’s annual foundation gala fundraiser approaching, and his dad out of the picture, Kendall polishes up his speech while enlisting an on-air personality from the Waystar’s ATV Networks to accompany him. Shiv tries to minimize damage from a sordid photo that threatens a client’s political future. Tom inherits a “virus” from his predecessor in the parks and cruises division, and shares a disturbing file with Greg . Logan makes a mark on his return to the office. At the benefit, Connor shows why he’s better off avoiding stressful situations.
I Went to Market Georgia Pritchett Adam Arkin July 1, 2018 105
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After hearing Logan's plan to expand to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father. Greg drives his ornery grandfather, Ewan , from Canada to New York for a Thanksgiving reunion with Logan. Tom grows increasingly concerned about the terms of his prenuptial agreement with Shiv and recruits Greg for a clandestine task. The family is surprised by Connor's choice of date at Thanksgiving dinner.
Which Side Are You On? Susan Soon He Stanton Andrij Parekh July 8, 2018 106
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With the vote of no confidence against Logan approaching, Roman attempts to sway a neutral board member, while Kendall frantically shores up his "yea" votes. Logan arrives in Washington to meet with the president, but worries he's been snubbed following a last-minute cancellation. After successfully thwarting a potential scandal, Tom introduces Greg to fine dining, while Shiv (Sarah Snook) explores her options in D.C.
Austerlitz Lucy Prebble Miguel Arteta July 15, 2018 107
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In an effort to fix his public image, Logan agrees to a family therapy session at Connor's New Mexico ranch, intending it to double as a publicity stunt. Lying low, Kendall spends time with the locals and finds his sobriety tested. Shiv considers putting herself in a precarious situation when Nate pushes her to join the team of Gil Eavis, a potential presidential candidate who goes against everything her father stands for. As Willa spends more time with his family, Connor makes a hard-to-refuse proposal.
Prague Jon Brown S. J. Clarkson July 22, 2018 108
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Tom has a bachelor party to remember. Kendal eyes a new business opportunity with a pair of idealistic entrepreneurs. Roman looks to land a deal for local TV stations with his father’s longtime nemesis. Logan tasks Greg with acting as Kendall’s babysitter during Tom’s party. Shiv and Gil get ambushed during a TV interview on a Waystar network.
Pre-Nuptial Jesse Armstrong Mark Mylod July 29, 2018 109
The Roys assemble at Eastnor Castle in England to prepare for Shiv and Tom’s wedding. The children reunite with their mother, Caroline, who is every bit as acerbic as Logan. As guests mingle and clash, Kendall learns from Stewy and Sandy that their plot for a hostile takeover of Waystar has been fast-tracked in order to catch Logan off-guard.
Nobody is Ever Missing Jesse Armstrong Mark Mylod August 5, 2018 110
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Logan finds himself in crisis mode as news of a hostile takeover breaks.

...Continue to Season 2


Main Characters

  • Logan Roy, The founder of media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar Royco.
  • Marcia Roy, The third wife of Logan Roy.
  • Greg Hirsch, Grandnephew of Logan Roy and grandson of Ewan Roy.
  • Roman Roy, Third and youngest son of Logan Roy from his second marriage.
  • Frank Vernon, COO of Waystar Royco and long time confidant of Logan Roy.
  • Rava Roy, Estranged wife of Kendall Roy.
  • Tom Wamsgans, Fiancé of Shiv Roy.
  • Connor Roy, Eldest son of Logan Roy from his first marriage.
  • Shiv Roy, Youngest child and daughter of Logan Roy from his second marriage.
  • Kendall Roy, Second son of Logan Roy from his second marriage.
  • Lawrence Yee, Founder of media website Vaulter that is acquired by Waystar Royco.

Recurring Characters

  • Karolina Novotney, Head of PR for Waystar Royco and a member of Waystar Royco's legal team.
  • Stewy Hosseini, Financier and friend of Kendall's who becomes a member of Waystar Royco's board.
  • Gerri Killman, General counsel to Waystar Royco.
  • Colin is Logan's body man.
  • Karl, Waystar Royco's Chief Financial Officer and member of the company's legal team.
  • Nate Sofrelli, a political strategist and former romantic partner of Shiv's. He convinces her to work on the Eavis presidential campaign and the two of them are having an affair.
  • Jess Jordan, Kendall's assistant.
  • Willa, Connor Roy's young girlfriend.
  • Eva, a member of Waystar Royco's legal team and an executive producer at ATN, a news channel owned by Waystar Royco.
  • Gil Eavis, a Sandersesque presidential candidate whom Nate introduces to Shiv. He is vocally opposed to Waystar Royco's attempted takeover of local news networks and becomes a target of their cable news network ATN because of it.
  • Grace, Roman's girlfriend whom he breaks up with after she tells him that she enjoyed The Biggest Turkey in the World, a film Roman tried to kill while working in Waystar Royco's film division.
  • Sandy Furness, the owner of a rival media conglomerate who plots a hostile takeover of Waystar Royco with Kendall.
  • Tabitha, a woman who gave Tom a blowjob at his bachelor party (and made him swallow his own load) and whom Roman is now dating.




  • On June 6, 2016, it was announced that HBO had given the production a pilot order. The episode was written by Jesse Armstrong and directed by Adam McKay. Executive producers for the pilot include Armstrong, McKay, Will Ferrell, Frank Rich, and Kevin Messick. On May 16, 2017, it was announced that HBO had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. The previously announced creative team continued their involvement as the series entered into production.
  • On October 6, 2016, it was announced that Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, and Matthew Macfadyen had been cast in lead roles in the series' pilot.
  • On November 4, 2016, it was announced that Hiam Abbass, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, and Peter Friedman had also joined the main cast of the pilot.
  • On November 17, 2017, it was reported that Nicholas Britell would serve as the series' composer.
  • On January 24, 2018, it was reported that Ashley Zukerman had joined the series in a recurring role.
  • On April 26, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on June 3, 2018.
  • June 11, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a Second Season.



Recurring Roles



  • Mark Mylod ... (5 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Andrij Parekh ... (3 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Adam Arkin ... (2 episodes, 2018)


  • Jesse Armstrong ... (Created By) (18 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Susan Soon He Stanton ... (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Jon Brown ... (2 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Georgia Pritchett ... (2 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Tony Roche ... (2 episodes, 2018-2019)


  • Jesse Armstrong ... Executive producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Maria Cerretani ... Associate producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Maeve Cullinane ... Associate producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Will Ferrell ... Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Adam McKay ... Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Kevin J. Messick ... Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Frank Rich ... Executive Producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Dara Schnapper ... Producer (10 episodes, 2018)
  • Jon Brown ... Supervising producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Jonathan Filley ... Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Jonathan Glatzer ... Supervising producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Callie Hersheway ... Associate Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Amy Hodge ... Co-Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Mark Mylod ... Executive Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Lucy Prebble ... Co-Executive Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Georgia Pritchett ... co-executive Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Tony Roche ... Co-Executive Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Jane Tranter ... Executive Producer (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Daniel Zelman ... Consulting Producer (9 episodes, 2018)

Promotional Videos[]


Succession Season 1 Official Trailer HBO-0


BTS The Powerful Women of Succession HBO


BTS Boardroom Battle Succession HBO


BTS Inside the Episode 2 Succession HBO


BTS Inside the Episode 3 'Lifeboats' Succession HBO


BTS The Charity Ball Succession HBO

Episode 4


BTS Thanksgiving Succession HBO

Episode 5


BTS 'Tom's Bachelor Party' Ep. 8 Succession HBO-0

Episode 8