Succession (2018)

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Succession

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Peppering its pathos with acid wit, Succession is a divine comedy of absolute power and dysfunction -- brought to vivid life by a ferocious ensemble.

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Critic Ratings: 87

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Air date: Jun 3, 2018

Media magnate Logan Roy shocks his family on his 80th birthday by announcing he is staying on indefinitely as CEO of Waystar Royco; Logan's children raise objections over their father's desire to change the way his eventual successor will be chosen.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2018

Logan's incapacitation sets off a heated succession debate among his children; Greg is tasked with retrieving important items from the Roy apartment; Kendall makes an impassioned final plea to keep Waystar Royco in the family.

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Air date: Jun 17, 2018

Kendall confronts a major crisis involving a secret bank debt as Waystar's stock plunges to dangerous lows; Kendall and Roman attend their first big meeting in their new roles; Kendall tries to convince Rava to give their marriage a second chance.

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Air date: Jun 24, 2018

Kendall polishes up his speech for the company's annual foundation gala fundraiser; Shiv tries to minimize damage from a sordid photo that threatens a client's political future; Tom shares a disturbing file with Greg.

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Air date: Jul 1, 2018

After hearing Logan's plan to expand to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father; Greg drives his ornery grandfather, Ewan, from Canada to New York for a Thanksgiving reunion with Logan.

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Air date: Jul 8, 2018

Logan arrives in Washington to meet the president but worries he has been snubbed following a last-minute cancellation; after successfully thwarting a potential scandal, Tom introduces Greg to fine dining; Shiv explores her options.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2018

In an effort to fix his public image, Logan agrees to a family therapy session at Connor's New Mexico ranch; Shiv is pushed to join the Gil Eavis' team, a potential presidential candidate who goes against everything Shiv's father stands for.

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Air date: Jul 22, 2018

Tom has a bachelor party to remember; Kendall eyes a new business opportunity with a pair of idealistic entrepreneurs; Roman looks to land a deal for local TV stations with his father's longtime nemesis; Shiv and Gil get ambushed during an interview.

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Air date: Jul 29, 2018

The Roys assemble at Eastnor Castle in England to prepare for Shiv and Tom's wedding; Kendall learns from Stewy and Sandy that their plot for a hostile takeover of Waystar has been fast-tracked in order to catch Logan off guard.

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Air date: Aug 5, 2018

News of a hostile takeover breaks; Kendall eyes an escape outlet.

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Cast & Crew

Brian Cox profile thumbnail image
Brian Cox
Logan Roy

Actor
Jeremy Strong profile thumbnail image
Jeremy Strong
Kendall Roy

Actor
Kieran Culkin profile thumbnail image
Kieran Culkin
Roman Roy

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Hiam Abbass profile thumbnail image
Hiam Abbass
Marcia Roy

Actor
Sarah Snook profile thumbnail image
Sarah Snook
Siobhan "Shiv" Roy

Actor
Alan Ruck profile thumbnail image
Alan Ruck
Connor Roy

Actor
Natalie Gold profile thumbnail image
Natalie Gold
Rava Roy

Actor
Rob Yang profile thumbnail image
Rob Yang
Lawrence

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Eric Bogosian profile thumbnail image
Eric Bogosian
Gil Eavis

Guest Star
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Harriet Walter
Caroline

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J. Smith-Cameron
Gerri Kellman

Guest Star
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James Cromwell
Ewan

Guest Star
Justine Lupe profile thumbnail image
Justine Lupe
Willa

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Arian Moayed
Stewy

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Larry Pine
Sandy

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Tony DeMil
Chang

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Jesse Armstrong
Executive Producer
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Adam McKay
Executive Producer
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Frank Rich
Executive Producer
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Kevin J. Messick
Executive Producer
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Will Ferrell
Executive Producer
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Jane Tranter
Executive Producer
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Mark Mylod
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Succession: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Succession: Season 1

  • Jan 06, 2023
    This show is so well written character driven. We despise every character at some point, and then can't help but sympathize with them the very next scene. Brian Cox is really the glue of the show, while Kieran Culkin's Roman character is so despicable and fun to watch at the same time. Each character, especially the Roys, in their own unique way lives in their own world.
  • Dec 09, 2022
    Fantastic! The cast are phenomenal. I love all of them and I forget that they are not actual family. The acting is amazing.
  • Nov 02, 2022
    Finally an intelligent and interesting show!
  • Oct 29, 2022
    I have only seen the first 3 episodes of season 1 and so far there is not one character that has any positive traits. I wonder why I should care about any of them ? They're disgusting. That this show is so popular with high ratings is troubling. Despicable people should not be entertaining.
  • Oct 26, 2022
    The problem with this show is that there is simply just one underlying theme - that the company is failing from Logan's hubris and keeps seducing richer suitors to bail him out. The locations and backdrops may change (and are very seductive) but every single episode stays on this message. The players and their cutthroat angles change, but not the premise. The characters seem diverse on the surface but they all share the same trait of abhorrent behavior to each other while acting as sycophants to Logan. Only Kendall ever shows a glint of confidence. The directing of the characters to act with such start/stop dialog is curiously uniform among them all. How can so many different people speak with the same style of hesitating from speaking plainly? The show exhausted me after 1-1/2 seasons.
  • Oct 06, 2022
    A compelling, interesting and humorous Drama. The characters are great, with strong performances across the board delivering a good watch from what could be a lacklustre script with the wrong cast.
  • Oct 03, 2022
    Do the opening credits look partially the same as in the 1990s film credits, "The Game"? And "Succession" certainly has games...a lot! Certainly TV is ripe for this boundary-pushing "Dallas/Dynasty" Drama: everything is bigger and meaner...and sexier. (However, the continual, repetitive references to guy's junk/gay sex felt like lazy writing to me.) For three reasons, I'm going to watch another season even though Season 1 had too many sluggish moments: 1) the overall story in Season 1 had good twists and 2) in the final episodes we see this solid cast come to life (Jeremy Strong does a full 360 from asleep to wide, WIDE awake, Sarah Snook rocks a certain dress and might be the one really honest person with herself, Kieran Culkin might be the brains, or would that be Nicholas Braun, the black-sheep cousin?) and 3) given certain hints, is there A REALLY BIG GAME arching over smaller plots? Are we all, audience and most cast members, being played? And will there be more drugs, sex, booze, nudity? How about bisexuality? You betcha!
  • Sep 14, 2022
    Almost perfect, very well written, actors are really goods. A masterpiece.
  • Aug 02, 2022
    Phew ! Another supper drama to keep us out of the globe, spinning.
  • Jul 23, 2022
    decent, was hard to like the characters at first but episode six is where the entire show turned around for me and got me hooked

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