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Jesse Armstrong: Succession The Complete Scripts.


To celebrate the release of The Complete Scripts, we are absolutely thrilled to be welcoming writer and producer Jesse Armstrong to Manchester to talk about his highly acclaimed TV series SUCCESSION. Collected for the first time, the complete scripts of Succession feature unseen extra material and reveal a unique insight into Jesse Armstrong’s writing, creation and development of a TV sensation and a screen-writing masterpiece. Jesse will be in conversation with Terri White.

This event is being held at Manchester Central Library.

Doors: 18.30, event starts: 19.00.

Tickets are £10.00 or free when purchasing any volume of The Complete Scripts. An option to buy all 4 volumes for the discounted price of £60 is also available. You can also purchase copies of Succession: The Complete Scripts on the night and Jesse will be signing copies after the talk – please note, due to time Jesse will only be signing copies of The Complete Scripts. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make the event, please contact us on 0161 274 3331 or [email protected] and we can arrange this for you.

About the books:

Everything I’ve done in my life is for my children.

When Logan Roy, the head of one of the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates, decides to retire, each of his four grown children follows a personal agenda that doesn’t always sync with those of their siblings — or their father.

Collected here for the first time in four beautiful volumes, the complete scripts of Succession feature unseen extra material, including deleted scenes, alternative dialogue and character directions. They reveal a unique insight into the writing, creation and development of a TV sensation and a screen-writing masterpiece.

“Monstrous, near-Shakespearean perfection.” New Statesman

“The most thrilling and beautifully obscene TV there is.” Guardian

“Extraordinarily entertaining and incisive.” Empire

“One of the most relentlessly paced shows on television.” Rolling Stone

About the author:

Jesse Armstrong is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning TV and film writer. In 2016 it was announced HBO had commissioned a 10 part series of his media family drama Succession. The pilot was directed by Adam McKay.

In the UK he co-created, co-executive produced and co-wrote 9 seasons of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning comedy Peep Show.

He also co-wrote the BAFTA-winning The Thick of It and the Academy Award nominated script for the film In The Loop; the terrorism comedy Four Lions and British Comedy Award-winning comedy drama Fresh Meat.

Jesse was born and educated in Oswestry, Shropshire, and attended Manchester University where he studied American Studies as an undergraduate and American History for his Masters, after which he worked as a researcher for a Member of Parliament.

Working as a solo writer, Jesse wrote The Entire History of You for Black Mirror and the final episode of the first season of HBO’s Veep.

In 2016 Jonathan Cape published his novel set against the background of the Bosnian War, Love Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals. The New York Times said ‘Armstrong proves to be just as maniacally funny here as he is on the screen.’

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