When you’re nominated for 25 different awards in the 74th Emmy Awards, odds are you are going to go home with a little bit of hardware. But when you’re a show like “Succession,” the question isn’t whether you’ll win, it’s how much you’ll take home at the end of the evening. Well, scratch the big one off the list—to the surprise of almost no one, “Succession” was awarded the 2022 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama.
This is the second win for “Succession,” who took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2020 and has been engaged in a no holds barred battle with “Better Call Saul” for the soul of prestige television ever since. The show had something of a tumultuous 2022—at least by its standards—with a profile-gone-wrong for Jeremy Strong and a, ah, too-honest book tour from star Brian Cox. But in the end, this court intrigue wasn’t enough to slow down the “Succession” machine. It’s just too good.
The series—which barters in a kind of Machiavellian capitalism that is almost as hard to watch as it is easy to enjoy—has yet to announce its fourth season, but filming began in June of the year, putting it on pace for a return sometime in 2023. And as anticipated as this show normally would be, the last episode of Season 3 dramatically restructured the entire series, making “Succession” even more of appointment viewing whenever it hits the air.