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Succession: Season 1 (2018)



Critic Consensus: The spectacle of rich people behaving badly makes Succession entertaining, but only up to a point.


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The Roy family -- Logan Roy and his four children -- controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. The new HBO drama series SUCCESSION tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company.


Brian Cox
as Logan Roy
Alan Ruck
as Connor Roy
Jeremy Strong
as Kendall Roy
Kieran Culkin
as Roman Roy
Sarah Snook
as Siobhan "Shiv" Roy
Rob Yang
as Lawrence
Natalie Gold
as Rava Roy
Parker Sawyers
as Alessandro
Eric Bogosian
as Gil Eavis
J. Smith-Cameron
as Gerri Kellman
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All Critics (38) | Top Critics (19)

"Succession" is elevated by Cox's turn. He looks like late director Robert Altman in the role, and he brings a little bit of Shakespearean weight as he patriarchs the hell out of his family.

June 15, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a show we don't really need at all.

June 5, 2018 | Full Review…
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When it comes to a group of impossibly rich and grossly ambitious people all trying to undermine each other, comedy is easy to find. But Succession is a better and sharper series when it finds a relatable kind of sadness in its characters...

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

After six episodes, Succession stops feeling like chunks of it are working and starts churning out more and more addictive content.

June 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

At first engaging, then slowly, inexorably, Succession turns into work.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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It's off to a more interesting start than several recent HBO shows (I'm looking at you, Here and Now) and the pedigree of the cast and crew should keep the production engaging.

May 30, 2018 | Full Review…

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