Adam McKay’s ‘Succession’ Ordered to Series at HBO

Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin star in drama written by “Veep” alum Jesse Armstrong

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HBO has ordered Adam McKay’s “Succession” to series.

“Succession,” written by “Veep” alum Jesse Armstrong and directed by McKay, follows the saga of a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. The drama will explore family loyalty, international business and the perils of power in the 21st Century.

The 10-episode drama series will star Brian Cox as Logan Roy, the tough, powerful, and aging patriarch of the Roy family and head of a family-controlled international media conglomerate; Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, eldest son from Logan’s second marriage, currently a Division President at the family firm and the heir apparent; Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy, Logan’s outspoken, fun-loving son and Kendall’s younger brother. Though still on the board of directors at the firm, he no longer works there; and Sarah Snook as Shiv (Siobhan) Roy, Logan’s only daughter and younger sister to Kendall and Roman.

Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Hiam Abbas, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, Parker Sawyers and Peter Friedman round out the cast.

Will Ferrell, Kevin Messick, Ilene S. Landress and Frank Rich all serve as EPs alongside McKay and Armstrong.