Succession: How many episodes? Is season 3 confirmed?

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Succession may have just returned for a second season but already fans are asking whether a third series is on the cards.

Continuing the swell of brilliant HBO TV shows to make their way over to Sky Atlantic here in there UK is the release of Succession, specifically its new second season which aired for the first time on Monday, August 12th.

The first episode of the new series has already earned rave reviews from critics which is surely going to catch the eye of avid TV viewers looking out for their next watch.

Succession joins the likes of Game of Thrones, Chernobyl and more recently Euphoria on Sky Atlantic after making their debuts on the US network HBO.

But just how long is the new season and are we likely to get a third season of Succession once the new series has come to an end?

What is Succession about?

Succession tells the story of the Roy family, led by father Logan, who own a fictional media conglomerate in the same fashion as the real-life media mogul Rupert Murdoch. 

The series, which features the likes of Brian Cox, Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun and Kieran Culkin - the younger brother of Home Alone star Macaulay - and follows the Roy family as they look to maintain and build their news empire ever larger.

The satirical black comedy gives us a truly fascinating, if alarming, look into the world of the news media we've come so dependent upon as the family all battle for control as patriarchal Logan's health slowly deteriorates with age.

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How many episodes in season 2

Just like the early seasons of Game of Thrones, you know, while it was still the best show on TV, Succession features a plentiful 10 episodes per season.

After August 12th's season 2 premiere, there are nine episodes remaining in the season which will be broadcast over the next two months on Sky Atlantic and, of course, HBO in the US.

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Is season 3 on its way?

As season 2 has only just got underway, there is no news yet on whether Succession will continue into a third season.

But, if the positive reaction to the new season's first episode continues throughout the rest of season 2, then there's every possibility of a third season for Succession eventually.

We'll have to remain patient for the time being though as the second season isn't due to end until October so there could an announcement anytime between now and then.

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