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Matthew Macfadyen's new political drama Succession gets a 10-Episode Series Order from HBO

As I previously posted here (last October 2016), Matthew Macfadyen was cast in a new pilot for (Succession) HBO, which was said to be filming in New York. Now, here's a new update, Variety reports that HBO has given a 10-episode series order to “Succession, a political drama from executive producers Will Ferrell and . Matthew co-stars with Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook.

Read more info. about Succession via Variety below...

Will Ferrell-Adam McKay Political Drama ‘Succession’ Ordered by HBO

The series is described as the saga of the Roys, a fictional American global-media family that is not only rich and powerful but also powerfully dysfunctional. It will explore family loyalty, international business, and the perils of power in the 21st century.

Jesse Armstrong will serve as showrunner, writer, and executive producer on the series, with McKay directing the pilot, which HBO ordered last year. Additional executive producers are Kevin Messick, Frank Rich, and Ilene S. Landress.

“Succession” stars 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 who is still on the board of directors at the firm, but no longer works there; and Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy, Logan’s only daughter, who she sits on the board of directors but does not work at the firm and has been pursuing a career in politics.

Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Hiam Abbas, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, Parker Sawvers, and Peter Friedman also star.


Additional info. (as previously posted here) via Deadline below...
HBO has ordered drama pilot for Succession.
Written by Jesse Armstrong, Succession follows the saga of the Roys, 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 plot has been drawing parallels to the ongoing real-life saga of the Redstone media clan.
Matthew Macfadyen will play Tom, Shiv’s ambitious partner/fiancé and a senior executive at the firm.  Shiv (Siobhan) Roy (actress Sarah Snook), Logan (Brian Cox)’s only daughter and younger sister to Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin). Like Roman, she sits on the board of directors but does not work at the firm and has been pursuing a career in politics.
Read more info. on DeadlineThe pilot will film in New York.

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