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Holly Hunter to star in a drama series

Oscar and Emmy winning actress Holly Hunter has joined the cast of the second season of drama series "Succession" in a recurring role.

Created by Jesse Armstrong, season 2 of "Succession" 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 ultimately to destroy them, reports deadline.com.

Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Hunter won the best actress Oscar for her performance in Jane Campion-directed "The Piano" and has Oscar nominations for "Broadcast News", "The Firm" and "Thirteen". She received the best actress Emmy for "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
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Emmys 2019 slugfest: Who are we betting big in our drama acting predictions? [Watch]

Emmys 2019 slugfest: Who are we betting big in our drama acting predictions? [Watch]
“There’s just been too much attrition because of ‘Game of Thrones’,” Amanda Spears remarks to Charlie Bright and me at the top of our Emmy slugfest about our nomination predictions for Best Drama Actor (00:10), Best Drama Actress (16:25), Best Drama Supporting Actress (19:55) and Best Drama Supporting Actor (29:00). With only seven of last year’s 25 nominees in these four categories eligible again this year, Spears is betting big on returning dramas like “Game of Thrones” and “This is Us” in the absence of dramas like “The Crown” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

SEEour slugfest on the comedy and drama series races.

I am actually predicting “This is Us” to be shut out of the lead and supporting categories, with Bright supporting my skepticism, “After the drop-off last year that we saw with ‘This is Us,’ for the people in the TV Academy, that trajectory is just going
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Nicholas Britell (‘Succession’) on differences composing for film and TV: ‘You have to focus on the bigger picture’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Nicholas Britell (‘Succession’) on differences composing for film and TV: ‘You have to focus on the bigger picture’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
When Nicholas Britell began composing the music for HBO’s “Succession,” his first TV project, the main challenge was reorienting how a score would be structured over a 10-hour production rather than just 90-120 minutes. “I think the idea of how different musical themes are initially seeded in the beginning of the show, where they come back, how they evolve, it is a bit different on television than in film,” he says in our recent webchat (watch the exclusive video above). He adds that by looking to the bigger picture of the characters and storylines, he was able to write pieces of music rather than just coming up with a cue that’s used moment-to-moment.

“Succession” follows the Roy family whose patriarch, Logan (Brian Cox), owns a vast global media empire. Logan’s three adult children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Siobhan (Sarah Snook), are constantly jockeying to
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‘Succession’ Season 2 Adds Holly Hunter in Recurring Role

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‘Succession’ Season 2 Adds Holly Hunter in Recurring Role
Holly Hunter is joining HBO’s “Succession.”

Hunter will recur in the second season of the drama series in the role of Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate. She joins returning castmembers Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, and Arian Moayed.

Hunter won the Academy Award for best actress for her performance in “The Piano.” She has also received Oscar nominations for the films “Broadcast News,” “The Firm, and “Thirteen.” On the TV side, she is known for roles in the show “Saving Grace” and in TV movies like “The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom,” “When Billie Beat Bobby,” “Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her,” and “Harlan County War.”

She is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360, and Ziffren Brittenham.
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Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’

Holly Hunter Joins HBO Drama Series ‘Succession’
Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Holly Hunter is joining the Season 2 cast of HBO’s drama series Succession in a recurring role.

Created by Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop) and executive produced by The Big Short‘s Adam McKay, Season 2 of Succession 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 ultimately to destroy them.

Hunter will play Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate.

The Season 2 cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, Rob Yang, J. Smith Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk and Arian Moayed.

Succession is executive produced by Armstrong, McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod and Tony Roche. Armstrong also serves as showrunner.

Hunter won a best actress Oscar for her
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Sarah Snook (‘Succession’) on Siobhan’s scheming and how she’s ‘quite blind to her flaws’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Sarah Snook (‘Succession’) on Siobhan’s scheming and how she’s ‘quite blind to her flaws’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
When it comes to her character’s machinations on “Succession,” Sarah Snook felt that her favorite bit of scheming didn’t come from something directly involved with the family company. In our exclusive interview (watch the video above), she reveals, “I loved the running around behind Tom’s back with Nate,” which she thinks of as being fun but also something that made her character of Siobhan feel very masculine.

When it comes to how Siobhan (or “Shiv”) schemes with regard to her family, she views it more through the lens of learning from the mistakes of others. Snook adds, “She knows herself pretty well but is also quite blind to her flaws. But I think she’s also someone who has grown up with three older brothers making steps and missteps ahead of her and making sure she doesn’t make those same mistakes… I feel like she’s
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‘Succession’: Nicholas Britell Mixed Classical and Hip-Hop to Show the Precariousness of Power

‘Succession’: Nicholas Britell Mixed Classical and Hip-Hop to Show the Precariousness of Power
For Nicholas Britell’s first foray into TV with “Succession,” continuing his collaboration with director Adam McKay, the composer experimented with strange musical sounds that defined the dysfunctional Roy family and its global media empire. But it was actually showrunner Jesse Armstrong (“Peep Show”) who encouraged Britell to go wild with texture and atmosphere to underscore the family’s precarious emotional state, including, of all things, the sound of sleigh bells.

It was all part of the musical mythology of “Succession,” which combined classical and hip-hop, two of Britell’s favorite forms. “Similar with other projects that I’ve been brought on early, Adam gave me time to think about ideas and to visit the set when they shot the pilot,” he said. “Then I met with Jesse in New York and I played early ideas. What is the sound that expresses the characters in an unexpected way? For me,
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‘Succession’: Adam McKay on Season 2’s Newfound Relevance and His Directorial Inspirations

‘Succession’: Adam McKay on Season 2’s Newfound Relevance and His Directorial Inspirations
If you’re going to make a black comic satire, one topic you can bet will never go out of style is American power. “Veep” knew as much when it started its ruthless skewering of power-hungry politicians eight years ago, and “Succession” placed the same bet before launching last year, inching its stack of chips toward a family-run media empire.

But even its savvy team of producers, including director and executive producer Adam McKay, didn’t know just how topical it would become.

“We went to New York to do pre-production [on Season 1], and right dab in the middle of that Donald Trump got elected,” McKay told IndieWire. “We suddenly realized our clearly relevant show was now extremely relevant — with Donald Trump pushing his kids into positions of power with no real experience and kind of vague titles, this whole idea of inherited wealth and dynastic wealth, then obviously the Fox News
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Trailer For Season 2 of HBO's Must Watch Series Succession

If you haven’t watched the first season of HBO’s Succession, you’re missing out on a brilliantly intense show! I know a lot of people that haven’t watched this series yet, and I can’t recommend it enough.

If you have seen the series, then there’s no doubt that you’re looking forward to the second season! Well, we have the first teaser trailer for Season 2 for you to watch today and as you’ll see, the wealthy dysfunctional family that the story revolves around will continue on in their war with each other.

Set in New York, Succession explores themes of power, politics, and family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the tough, powerful, aging patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family controlled international media conglomerate. He is married to his third wife, Marcia (Hiam Abbass), a loving, formidable partner. Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s
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Succession on HBO: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

Vulture Watch

What has become of the Roy family? Is the Succession TV show cancelled or renewed for a second season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Succession season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?  

What's This TV Show About?

An HBO drama from creator Jesse Armstrong, Succession stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman, and Rob Yang. Unfolding in New York,  Succession follows the Roy family, which controls the Waystar Royco media conglomerate. Since patriarch Logan (Cox) is turning 80, the rest of the family is preparing for him to step aside. Logan, however,
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Succession's Kendall Is a 'Dead Man Walking' in Season 2 Teaser

The Roy siblings remain torn between wanting to worship their father… and desiring to kill him… in a Season 2 teaser for HBO’s Succession.

Premiering in August, Season 2 of one of TVLine’s Top Dramas of 2018 picks up right where its freshman run dramatically left off, with the powerful Roy family struggling to retain control of their empire, yet facing an increasingly uncertain future. But “it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them,” reads HBO’s synopsis.

In the teaser above, Kendall (played by Jeremy Strong) is asked by Logan (Brian Cox) to detail just how quickly he
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Kendall Is a ‘Dead Man Walking’ in Teaser for ‘Succession’ Season 2 (Video)

Things got pretty serious — and pretty crazy — at the end of “Succession” Season 1. By the looks of this first HBO teaser-trailer, it doesn’t appear Season 2 will be any rosier.

The sneak peek opens with Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) returning to New York City, where he has to face his father (Brian Cox) with inside information about the time he tried to betray the family patriarch and media mogul.

Quick refresher: the Season 1 board-takeover didn’t take, and the finale placed Kendall forever in dad’s debt.

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“Dead man walking,” Roman (Kieran Culkin) remarks about his big brother while meeting in secret outside of the city.

“He’s like an old, beaten dog,” sister Shiv (Sarah Snook) says.

Yeah, things aren’t going so well for Kendall.

Also Read: No, HBO's 'Succession' Is Not About the Murdoch Family

Watch the video above.
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‘Succession’ Season 2 First Trailer: The Roy Family Returns to Take Over the World

One of the surprise hits on last year’s HBO slates, “Succession” is back for more board room jockeying and family feuding. The network released a teaser for the upcoming season, which will debut in the summer just as 2018’s first episode did.

Season 2 is set to delve into plenty of ramifications from last year’s explosive finale. Kendall (Jeremy Strong), still reeling from a tragic night after Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Tom’s (Matthew Macfadyen) wedding, tries to get back in the good graces of his family and their ongoing stranglehold of the American media market.

As a result, Kendall’s siblings Shiv and Roman (Kieran Culkin) notice as their father Logan’s (Brian Cox) grip grows all the tighter around the would-be heir to his company’s throne. Naturally, they respond to Kendall’s needs with a thoughtful, open discussion of his emotio— just kidding, they totally continue
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Brian Cox's Media Mogul Wreaks His Revenge in 'Succession' Season Two Trailer

Brian Cox's Media Mogul Wreaks His Revenge in 'Succession' Season Two Trailer
Brian Cox's media mogul Logan Roy is out for blood (again) in season two of Succession.

As a first-look trailer of the acclaimed HBO drama revealed on Wednesday, the upcoming season, premiering in August, will see onetime potential successor to Roy's entertainment conglomerate Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) licking his wounds after an unsuccessful attempted corporate takeover at the end of the first season, with his father lording his failure over him. "When did they first approach you?" Cox asks him. "Did it take long, or did you open your legs on the first date?"

"No, they ...
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Brian Cox (‘Succession’) on Logan Roy’s relationship with his kids: ‘It’s a needs must relationship to protect his empire’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

It would be easy to describe Logan Roy’s actions on the HBO series, “Succession,” as being dastardly, but for Brian Cox, the actor who portrays him, it’s not that simple. “He doesn’t think in those terms. It’s a needs must situation constantly.” Cox uses the British phrase “needs must” in our recent webchat (watch the video above) to describe something that is done reluctantly but with an acceptance that it can’t be prevented. Cox believes that Logan does love his children but that in order to protect the empire that he has built from nothing, he has to test them because he doesn’t want them to destroy what he has spent a lifetime building.

“Succession” follows the Roy family and their family owned media conglomerate. Cox’s Logan Roy is the man who built the giant magnate who many thought would retire after his 80th birthday,
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‘The Gentlemen’ First Look: Guy Ritchie Will Return to His ‘Vintage’ Roots After ‘Aladdin’

‘The Gentlemen’ First Look: Guy Ritchie Will Return to His ‘Vintage’ Roots After ‘Aladdin’
For fans of Guy Ritchie’s particular brand of action cinema, the news that the “Snatch” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” filmmaker was moving into the live-action Disney remake world with this year’s “Aladdin” might have been bit worrisome. What about the next “RocknRolla”? Never fear, because Ritchie has already teed up his first post-“Aladdin” film, and if a first look is to be believed, he’s back in his classic crime wheelhouse.

Previously known as “Toff Guys” and “Bush,” Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” will see the British filmmaker teaming up with mini-major Stx Entertainment, which showed off a first look at the film during its Tuesday morning CinemaCon presentation. And it’s vintage Ritchie: a crime thriller with plenty of laughs, a majorly stacked cast, and a few gags that might require a bit of a translation across the pond.

The film stars Charlie Hunnam,
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Serenity Review

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In Serenity, Matthew McConaughey plays a hard-drinking fisherman with a murky past who is on the trail of his own Moby Dick, a large tuna fish called Justice. Written and directed by Stephen Knight (Locke), the film appears to be a rather messy amalgamation of Neo-Noir clichés and heavily coded tropes and never quite manages to get to the point, and in the end winds up sounding like the ramblings of a mad man.

The action takes place on the fictional Island of Plymouth where a small fishing community lives off the few wealthy tourists hoping to catch the “big one” and where Baker Dill (McConaughey), the captain of a small fishing boat hopes to make ends meet in between drowning his sorrows in a bottle of rum and late night hook-ups with his lover Constance (Diane Lane). Things take a turn for the sinister when mysterious femme fatal Katherine
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‘Serenity’ Review

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Strong, Charlotte Butler, David Butler, Rafael Sayegh, Michael Richard, Robert Hobbs, Kenneth Fok, Garion Dowds | Written and Directed by Steven Knight

The feeling and emotion a cinephile find within themselves when they witness a cinematic masterpiece unfold in front of their eyes is a magical, no scratch that, unfathomable ideal that is an exhilarating and unquestionable abstract thirst and can only be quenched with seeking out more exquisite forms of cinematic sensation. Steven Knight’s latest does not usher such ecstatic reactions. Quite the antithesis in fact. A film comparable to that of Wally Pfister’s twenty-fourteen film Transcendence that explodes on instant impact of release with a tremendous cast list utterly dissipated in what quite possibly may be one of the most diabolical ventures in film in the last two decades.

The superb writer of the sublime
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Matthew McConaughey's Serenity Has One of the Most Insane Endings in Recent Memory

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Matthew McConaughey's Serenity Has One of the Most Insane Endings in Recent Memory
Image Source: Graham Bartholomew/Aviron Pictures

Warning: major spoilers for Serenity ahead!

The island noir-thriller Serenity reunites Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway on the big screen four years after they worked on Christopher Nolan's existential Interstellar, and to be quite honest with you, it's insane. It's bonkers. It's [insert any synonym for "Wtf?!" here]. So in case you want to know exactly what goes down at the end of the film, we've got you covered.

Related: Apparently Matthew McConaughey Had No Idea He Has a Full Frontal Nude Scene in Serenity

Written and directed by Steven Knight, Serenity features McConaughey as a burned-out fishing boat captain named Baker Dill. Baker lives in a tropical beach town called Plymouth and is known for his obsession with chasing a giant tuna named Justice (we're talking serious Moby Dick allusions here) and being so great at sex that Diane Lane pays him for it. He's the kind of
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Matthew McConaughey's Serenity Has One of the Most Insane Endings in Recent Memory

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Image Source: Graham Bartholomew/Aviron Pictures

Warning: major spoilers for Serenity ahead!

The island noir-thriller Serenity reunites Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway on the big screen four years after they worked on Christopher Nolan's existential Interstellar, and to be quite honest with you, it's insane. It's bonkers. It's [insert any synonym for "Wtf?!" here]. So in case you want to know exactly what goes down at the end of the film, we've got you covered.

Related: Apparently Matthew McConaughey Had No Idea He Has a Full Frontal Nude Scene in Serenity

Written and directed by Steven Knight, Serenity features McConaughey as a burned-out fishing boat captain named Baker Dill. Baker lives in a tropical beach town called Plymouth and is known for his obsession with chasing a giant tuna named Justice (we're talking serious Moby Dick allusions here) and being so great at sex that Diane Lane pays him for it. He's the kind of
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