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‘Succession’ Renewed by HBO for Season 3

Season 2 premiered eight days ago to series-record ratings

Immediately following its early Season 2 success — and lots of Emmy love for Season 1 — HBO has renewed “Succession” for Season 3.

“We are elated that ‘Succession’ and its exploration of wealth, power and family has resonated so powerfully with audiences,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO’s drama programming, said. “We cannot wait to see how the complex characters that Jesse Armstrong has created continue to navigate this captivating, ruthless world of the uber-rich. In today’s world where the intersection of politics and media is increasingly prevalent, ‘Succession’ presents an especially piercing look behind the curtain of this elite, influential, and cutthroat community.”

Last month, the drama’s first season was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Arian Moayed, Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Danny Huston, Jeannie Berlin and Fisher Stevens. James Cromwell and Harriet Walter are guest stars.

“Succession” was created by showrunner Jesse Armstrong, who executive produces alongside Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche and Scott Ferguson.

Season 2 of “Succession” currently airs new episodes Sundays at 9/8c on HBO. The sophomore run follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire. While the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.