HBO orders new family drama 'Succession' to series

HBO orders new family drama 'Succession' to series

HBO has given a series order to Succession, a new family drama from writer Jesse Armstrong (Veep/Black Mirror).

The drama stars Brian Cox as the head of a rich and dysfunctional family-run media empire. 

Here's an early description of the series:

 The premise has echoes of the Murdoch clan, with the central Roy family being described as "rich and powerful, but also powerfully dysfunctional." The drama tackles family loyalty, international business and the perils of 21st century power.

 

Succession's cast members also include Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen and Hiam Abbas, Rob Yang, Parker Sawyers and Peter Friedman.