The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Thursday that Jesse Armstrong, creator and showrunner of the multiple Emmy-winning Succession, will receive its 2023 Founders Award at the awards gala next month.
With nearly two decades of experience in film and television, Armstrong is the co-creator of the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Babylon. He also has written an acclaimed episode of British anthology sci-fi series Black Mirror: The Entire History of You.
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Succession has been universally recognized as one of the best television series ever and a golden standard for writing. The series finale, aired on May 28 with the show’s largest audience ever.
“Since its debut, Succession has entered the cultural zeitgeist – obsessing audiences around the world with its highly original cast of characters and Machiavellian plots,” said International Academy President & CEO, Bruce L. Paisner. “We look forward to honoring Jesse Armstrong’s extraordinary talent and global impactwith our Founders Award.”
Armstrong will accept the Special Emmy at the November 20 awards gala in New York City.
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