“Succession’s” reign is far from over.

HBO has officially renewed the sophomore series for a third season this afternoon, the news of which comes less than two weeks after the critically acclaimed show returned for its second season. The series, which has been a critical darling ever since its premiere last year, just recently received five Emmy nominations for its first season.

Created by Jesse Armstrong, “Succession” follows the dysfunctional family at the head of a massive, global media company. Its ensemble cast includes Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, Hiam Abbass, Peter Friedman, Alan Ruck, Rob Yang, and more.

“We are elated that ‘Succession’ and its exploration of wealth, power and family has resonated so powerfully with audiences,” said HBO Drama Programming EVP, Francesca Orsi. “We cannot wait to see how the complex characters that Jesse Armstrong has created continue to navigate this captivating, ruthless world of the uber-rich. In today’s world where the intersection of politics and media is increasingly prevalent, ‘Succession’ presents an especially piercing look behind the curtain of this elite, influential, and cutthroat community.”

In the live + same day ratings, “Succession” has been performing on par with its first season up to this point, averaging a 0.2 rating and 608,000 viewers across just two episodes – completely steady with its freshman season’s 0.2 and 603,000 viewer averages.

Posted by:Alex Welch

Alex Welch has been writing for TV by the Numbers since January 2016. In his off time he enjoys rewatching old episodes of Game of Thrones and unironically singing along to ABBA. Every now and then, he even does them at the same time. He lives in Los Angeles.

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