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Succession
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Background Information
Start Airdate: June 3, 2018
Final Airdate: TBA
Cast: * Logan Roy
Seasons Number:

Season 1
Season 2
Season 3

Episodes Number:

26

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Succession is an American satirical comedy-drama television series, created by Jesse Armstrong, which premiered on June 3, 2018, on HBO. The series centers on the fictional Roy Family, the dysfunctional owners of a global media empire who are fighting for control of the company amidst uncertainty about the health of the family's patriarch, Logan Roy.

The series has gained critical acclaim and, among its accolades, Succession won the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme and Culkin received a nomination for The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. The series also received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.

Characters[]

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
  • 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 Wambsgans, Fancé 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 Ferreyra, Connor Roy's young girlfriend.
  • 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.

Seasons[]

Season 1

Season 2

Overview[]

During Logan Roy's 80th birthday party he confronts his four children and asks them to sign a contract instating Marcia as his primary successor, a document Kendall had already been tricked into signing at the office. He agrees to let them think about it. Logan agrees to give Greg Hirsch, his great nephew, a job in the parks division of Waystar Royco. Logan pulls Kendall aside and informs him that he has decided not to step down as CEO and Chairman, blindsiding Kendall who was going to be promoted the very next day. After the birthday dinner the family flies out to a baseball field where the family plays a traditional game. Logan talks to Roman who informs him that he wishes to rejoin the company as COO. Logan hands Frank Vernon, current COO of Waystar Royco and Logan's long time friend, a letter firing him and promoting Roman to COO. Logan takes Connor, Shiv, and Roman in a helicopter, and as Siobhan tells him that they do not want to sign the contract, Logan suffers a stroke. He's had a hemorrhagic stroke, a bleed in the deep right hemisphere that put pressure on the thalamus and the brain stem, and that's what caused a loss of consciousness. [1]

After waking up from his coma, [2] Logan has a delirious encounter with his daughter, and after learning that Kendall sold a large percentage of the company stock to Stewy Hosseini in order to save Waystar Royco from the debt Logan had put them in, he calls his son in to call him "a fucking idiot".[3] Despite not having fully recovered from his stroke, Logan returns to work and resumes his position as CEO, much to the chagrin of Kendall and Roman, who were running the company in his absence. At the annual RECNY Ball Logan discovers that Kendall was planning to announce his retirement. Logan goes to speak in place of Kendall and announces "I'm back".[4]

After officially regaining control of the company Logan proposes a plan to buy a large collection of Local TV Stations, an idea immediately disliked by Kendall and Roman. After exhibiting a series of aberrant behaviors including urinating on the floor of Kendall's office, overflowing his coffee cup, and slapping Kendall's son at Thanksgiving Dinner, Kendall, Roman, Frank, and Gerri Killman decide he is unfit to run the company and decide to have a Vote Of No Confidence.[5]

At the eventual board meeting, Kendall, who is stuck in traffic, announces the vote over the phone. Logan becomes outraged and refuses to leave the room during the vote, ultimately influencing each of the board members. Kendall, Frank, Asha, and Ilona all vote in favor of firing Logan, while Ewan, Paul, Dewi, Datu, and eventually Roman vote against the vote of no confidence. Logan fires all four who voted against him on the spot and removes them from the board. [6]

In order to improve his public image, Logan agrees to have a meeting with Alon, a famous psychiatrist, at Austerlitz in order to have a family therapy session. All of his children except Kendall, who is suing Logan, agrees to come. [7]

Notes[]

Trivia[]

  • 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 November 17, 2017, it was reported that Nicholas Britell would serve as the series' composer. On April 26, 2018, it was announced that the series would premiere on June 3, 2018.
  • On June 11, 2018, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a Second Season.
  • On August 20, 2019, HBO renewed the series for a Third Season.
  • On October 26, 2021, HBO renewed the series for a Fourth Season.
  • The series has gained critical acclaim and, among its accolades, Succession won the British Academy Television Award for Best International Programme and Culkin received a nomination for The Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film. The series also received five Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
  • Won a Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Drama and Brian Cox for Best Actor – Television Series Drama.

Cast[]

Starring

Recurring Roles

Guest Staring

Crew[]

Directors

  • Mark Mylod ... (5 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Andrij Parekh ... (3 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Adam Arkin ... (2 episodes, 2018)
  • Miguel Arteta ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • S.J. Clarkson ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Adam McKay ... (1 episode, 2018)

Writers

  • 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)
  • Jonathan Glatzer ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Anna Jordan ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Lucy Prebble ... (1 episode, 2018)

Producers

  • 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)
  • Bruce Dunn ... Co-Producer (4 episodes, 2018)
  • Ron Bozman ... Producer (2 episodes, 2018)
  • Regina Heyman ... Producer (1 episode, 2018)
  • Ilene S. Landress ... Executive Producer (1 episode, 2018)
  • Robyn Wholey ... Associate Producer (1 episode, 2018)
  • Bryn Birgisdóttir ... Line Producer: Iceland (1 episode, 2019)


Music

  • Nicholas Britell ... (10 episodes, 2018)

Cinematography

  • Patrick Capone ... (6 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Andrij Parekh ... (3 episodes, 2018)
  • Christopher Norr ... (2 episodes, 2018)

Film Editing

  • Ken Eluto ... (7 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Anne McCabe ... (3 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Jane Rizzo ... (3 episodes, 2018)
  • Joe Giganti ... (2 episodes, 2019)
  • Mark Yoshikawa ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Suzy Elmiger ... (1 episode, 2019)

Casting

  • Douglas Aibel ... (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Henry Russell Bergstein ... (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Francine Maisler ... (1 episode, 2018)

Production Design

  • Stephen H. Carter ... (12 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Kevin Thompson ... (1 episode, 2018)

Art Direction

  • Kim Jennings ... (7 episodes, 2018)
  • Andrew Bennett ... supervising art director (2 episodes, 2018)
  • Mark Harris ... (2 episodes, 2018)
  • RA Arancio-Parrain ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Deborah Jensen ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Martin Kelly ... UK art director (1 episode, 2019)

Set Decoration

  • George DeTitta Jr. ... (9 episodes, 2018-2019)
  • Sophie Newman ... (2 episodes, 2018)
  • Susan Bode ... (1 episode, 2018)
  • Kristen Kogler ... (1 episode, 2018)

Costume Design

  • Michelle Matland ... (9 episodes, 2018)
  • Catherine George ... (1 episode, 2018)

Series Camera and Electrical Department

Stunts

  • Brett Cole ... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2018)


References[]

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