Can one feel sorrow and empathy for spoilt brats? If season one, didn’t make the discerning gent feel a little bit sorry for a rich media mogul and his entitled family, then season two will complete the formalities of this binding entertainment agreement between the watcher and the watched.
Succession returns for its second season this week, bringing a welcomed return for 2018’s sleeper success. The premise is simple: a mega-rich media mogul (Brian Cox) made from old money has built an empire progeny are now all vying for position and fighting themselves to inherit ultimate control. The delivery – by a well-chosen cast – is what makes the difference here.
It’s the cast that makes Succession compulsive viewing, but it’s also Succession’s ability to weave plots based on reality with fiction. From fascist newscasters with an agenda, data algorithms, megalomaniac conglomerates in the corporate world. It just makes for intriguing viewing and you just want to watch the drama unfold.
Season two of Succession beings on Sky Atlantic on Monday 12th August at 9pm.