'Succession' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about the HBO show

'Succession' season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailers and everything you need to know about the HBO show

'Succession' was renewed for a second season in June 2018, within days of the first season's debut. The first season received a good response for portraying the lives of the affluent and their misdemeanours in an entertaining manner. In terms of viewership, the show's premiere episode drew 582,000 viewers. 

Release date:

The second season will premiere on HBO August 11. 


The second season will feature what happens after that shocking death we saw in the finale of the show. Then there is the ever-changing power play between lead characters which kept us hooked. 

Season 1 recap: 

The first season portrayed the lives of Roy Logan's four children who are left to deal with their father's decision to step down from his post. Roy Logan's family controls the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates globally and so his decision has a trickle-down effect on many lives. The first season is about Connor, Kendall, Roman and Siobhan finding a footing in the industry that has always belonged to them. 



Brian Cox as Logan Roy

Actor Brian Cox plays Logan Roy in 'Succession'. (Source: HBO)

Actor Brian Cox is a Scottish actor who works with the Royal Shakespeare Company and he became well-known for the portrayal of King Lear. He has also appeared in films such as 'The Bourne Identity' and 'The Bourne Supremacy' among others. He plays the role of the head of the Roy family in 'Succession' and in season 1, he steps down from his post. He is the founder of Waystar Royco and headed one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the globe. 

Alan Ruck as Connor Roy

Actor Alan Ruck is an American actor, well-known for his roles in the 1986 film 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', and the 1996 ABC sitcom 'Spin City' among others. In the show, he plays the eldest son of Logan Roy and his mother is Logan's first wife. Connor stays away from the politics of the conglomerate his father owns and instead leads a laidback life at his ranch. 


Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy

Actor Jeremy Strong plays the role of Kendall Roy in 'Succession'. (Source: HBO)

Actor Jeremy Strong has appeared in many films including 'The Big Short', 'Lincoln' and 'Molly's Game' among others. He plays Kendall Roy, son of Logan and his second wife Caroline Collingwood, is the prime option for Logan to hand over the reins of his company to and in the season 2 trailer, we see Ken turn into his father's lackey in order to gain his trust. 

Sarah Snook as Siobhan "Shiv" Roy

Actor Sarah Snook plays Siobhan Roy in 'Succession'. (Source: HBO)


Actor Sarah Snook has appeared in some impressive roles over the years including 'Predestination', 'The Dressmaker', and 'Steve Jobs'. In 'Succession,' she plays the youngest of Roy's children, Siobhan "Shiv" Roy, who is more interested in the game of politics than the corporate world.

Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy

Actor Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin in 'Succession'. (Source: HBO)

Actor Kieran Culkin appeared as Rye Gerhardt in the second season of the FX show 'Fargo' and in 'Succession' he plays the role of the third son Roman Roy. He is nowhere close to being the heir of Waystar because his lack of focus gets in the way of his growth within the company. His father, however, likes Roman's attitude, especially his bravado, which is something Logan believes every Waystar executive should possess. 



Jesse Armstrong is the creator of the show and is well-known for his long-running Channel 4 comedy 'Peep Show'. The British writer is also known for political satire titled 'The Thick of It'.



The first trailer of 'Succession' season 2 was released May 1, in which we saw Kendall deal with underconfidence, Shiv going for what she wanted as always and Roman dealing with the fact that he is not good enough to be the next heir of this huge business his father has worked hard to build. We see Logan lead even while he has stepped down from his position because there is no one he trusts completely to do a good job.



The second trailer of the show released July 11 and it featured Logan giving a pep talk to his family about how they all need to act like a happy f*****g family. It is time for Kendall to take over and to do that he needs to build up some courage on and off-camera. The one thing he lacks, unfortunately, is just that. How will he hold up under the pressure of being the heir of Waystar, and will he successfully take over from his father? 

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