BBC announces new Royal Wedding comedy series

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sophomore run for ‘succession’ starts November 6 On the heels of the royal wedding, the BBC has announced that a fourth series of the comedy series Succession is…

BBC announces new Royal Wedding comedy series

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sophomore run for ‘succession’ starts November 6

On the heels of the royal wedding, the BBC has announced that a fourth series of the comedy series Succession is coming this year.

The show, created by the men behind Peep Show, Jonathan Creek and Black Mirror, tells the story of the fictional Roy family, who have controlled the fictional BSkyB media company for the past 20 years.

It stars Jeremy Lloyd, Geoffrey Arend, David Morrissey, Sarah Snook, Craig Parkinson and Miranda Richardson.

Succession follows the Roy family and their powerful business.

BBC Four controller Damian Kavanagh said: “Jonathan, Sam and Jesse have built this multi-layered story of family rivalry and greed. They have given us a smart, compelling entertainment with funny asides about British ambition that set it apart from the run of other brilliant British sitcoms.”

This UK-made series is expected to run for ten episodes.

Following this launch series, the show is expected to make its US debut in 2019, as part of Netflix’s original programming slate.

‘Succession’ was filmed in Yorkshire and London, and the series is executive produced by Jonathan Tropper, Sam Bain, Jesse Armstrong and Georgina Campbell.

If you can’t get your fix of the cast, you can see them on stage as they head to Imelda Staunton and Alan Rickman’s Theatre Royal Haymarket this summer in Joe Orton’s The Entertainer.

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