She'll star as Rhea Jarrell, the politically savvy CEO of a rival media conglomerate to the Roy Family's Waystar Royco.
Season 2 of "Succession" will follow the Roys -- led by aging patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) as they struggle to retain control of their empire. While the future looks increasingly uncertain, it is the past that threatens to ultimately destroy them.
Among the most recent roles for the Oscar-winning actress a ruthless senator in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," a fiercely protective mom in "The Big Sick," and an androgynous spiritual leader in the thriller "Top of the Lake."
One of her best early roles, was, of course, in James L. Brooks's smart satire of American television news, "Broadcast News": It earned her her first Best Actress Oscar nomination.