9:38am PT by Michael O'Connell
HBO Renews 'Succession' for Season 2
HBO is giving a quick thumbs up to Succession, renewing the freshman drama after just two episodes.
The series, which premiered June 3, follows the Murdoch-esque family behind one of the world's biggest media conglomerates. Succession has garnered a generally strong reaction from critics, averaging a 70 out of 100 on review aggregate Metacritic. The show was created by Jesse Armstrong and is executive produced by Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Will Ferrell, Jane Tranter and Mark Mylod.
HBO has yet to report gross viewership, with HBO Go and HBO Now plays factored in, but the early linear returns for Succession have been modest. With live-plus-3 tallies, the first episode averaged 785,000 viewers.