The stakes are raised for the Roy family in exclusive Succession season 2 preview

EW.com - 05-23

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Get ready for more family drama — the second season of Succession will premiere Sunday, Aug. 11 on HBO, EW can exclusively reveal. This family saga about a Rupert Murdoch-esque media baron named Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four squabbling, scheming adult children (Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, and Alan Ruck) gained traction among critics and viewers over the course of last year’s freshman season. And by the time Strong’s ambitious (but drug-addicted) Kendall accidentally caused the death of a waiter at his own sister’s wedding in the season finale, Succession was must-see TV for many. “It really seemed to go out into the world like a blast wave,” says Strong. “Towards the end, it became this modern tragedy that seemed to take on its own life.”