HBO’s drama series “Succession” is coming back for a third season. The renewal was announced today by Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming. The renewal notice isn’t surprising, as season two of “Succession” is doing very well for the network. The Season 2 premiere delivered a series high across HBO’s platforms on its debut night, and the series adds to HBO’s awards totals. “Succession” has been nominated for five Primetime Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.

“We are elated that Succession and its exploration of wealth, power and family has resonated so powerfully with audiences,” says Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Drama Programming. “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.”

Emmy, Oscar, and WGA nominee Jesse Armstrong created the series, which started its ten-episode second season on August 11th. The show is currently airing new episodes on Sunday nights. Jesse Armstrong also serves as showrunner.

The second season starts after the dramatic conclusion of the first season. The story follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire. This year’s 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 and Arian Moayed. Holly Hunter, Cherry Jones, Danny Huston, Jeannie Berlin and Fisher Stevens join the cast for season two. Returning guest stars include James Cromwell and Harriet Walter.

Jesse Armstrong also serves as executive producer, with Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche and Scott Ferguson.

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