快速赛车开奖m:Succession Season 2: Everything We Know

The Roys are back in all their eccentric glory.

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Succession was the sleeper hit of the summer last year, surprising audiences with its wry depiction of a media family comprised of ambitious, terrible people. The Season 1 finale saw heir apparent Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) orchestrating a hostile takeover to unseat his father, Logan (Brian Cox), as head of the company—until, coke-addled, he accidentally kills a waiter at his sister Shiv's (Sarah Snook) wedding and must turn to Logan for protection. Season 2 sets up the Roys to deal with the explosive consequences of Kendall's actions. Here's what we know.

1) It premieres Sunday, August 11 on HBO.

Here's how HBO describes the new season:

"Season 2 follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their empire, and while the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them."
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2) Showrunner Jesse Armstrong says the way businesses interact with Twitter inspired the plot of Season 2.

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In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Armstrong pointed to "the direct interface that some businesspeople have with Twitter and making claims about going private and affecting their share price and that rebounding around" influenced the writers for Season 2. Armstrong specifically pointed to Tesla as an example, and added that technology's domination of other industries—particularly media—is a major theme of the new season. "'We are these massive cultural edifices, but there's something bigger in the culture that could swallow us all,' is a framing you might find in the show in the second season," he said.

Bring on the Roy social media meltdown pleas. My money is on Tom.


3) Season 2 will explore the aftermath of Kendall's attempted coup.

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Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Season 2 of Succession.
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Apparently Kendall's plotting is still in motion—just without Kendall, who's now firmly sided with his father. According to Succession showrunner Jesse Armstrong, the family will come together to halt the takeover. He tells Entertainment Weekly, "There’s a frantic desire on behalf of Logan and the company to fend that off," adding, “In the first episode, we get to see the Hamptons spread of Logan where they kind of hunker down to think about what to do in the face of this [corporate] attack."

You can spy some of that dynamic in the full trailer for the new season:


4) Holly Hunter will play antagonist to the Roys in a recurring role.

Hunter joins the cast as Rhea Jarrell, "the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate," per Variety. I can't wait to watch her go head-to-head with Brian Cox.


5) Kendall will face the fallout of the waiter's death.

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Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy in Season 2 of Succession.
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Per Roman (Keiran Culkin) and Shiv in the teaser trailer for Season 2, Kendall's both "a dead man walking" and "an old beaten dog" who "look[s] like shit." And that's just his physical appearance.

The trailer teases Logan interrogating Kendall about the plot to take over Waystar, Roman reminding Kendall he's "fucked" when Logan's done with him, and co-conspirator Stewy demanding to know exactly how Logan turned Kendall. He has a lot to answer for.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Macfadyen, who plays Tom, revealed that Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 left off with Kendall.



6) Shiv will get in touch with her emotional side.

Snook told E! News Australia in January that she doesn't quite know what's going on with Shiv this season in terms of plot, but we'll definitely see a different side of her. "I think the thing that interested me about the character is that she seems so strong and put together but that oftentimes belies a really vulnerable person on the other side of that," Snook said. "I'm interested to see what happens."

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