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, Armstrong co-created, co-executive produced and co-wrote nine seasons of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning comedy Peep Show. He also co-wrote the BAFTA-winning The Thick of It; 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.
As a solo writer, Armstrong 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 Love, Sex and Other Foreign Policy Goals, his novel set against the background of the Bosnian War.
He 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.