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Series Premiere

Succession: Season 1

1x01 Celebration

  • 2018-06-04T01:00:00Z on HBO
  • 64 mins
  • Adam McKay
  • Jesse Armstrong
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama

On his 80th birthday, media magnate Logan Roy – whose imminent retirement was thought to be a given – shocks his family by announcing he’s staying on indefinitely as CEO of Waystar Royco. The news shatters his son, Kendall, the heir apparent, who’s in the midst of negotiating the purchase of a digital-media venture founded by a slick operator. After an impromptu softball game, tempers flare as Logan’s other children – Roman, Shiv and Connor – raise objections over Logan’s intentions, including his desire to change the way his eventual successor will be chosen.