Succession: Season 1 (2018)

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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: 84

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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
Logan Roy

Actor
Jeremy Strong
Kendall Roy

Actor
Kieran Culkin
Roman Roy

Actor
Hiam Abbass
Marcia Roy

Actor
Sarah Snook
Siobhan "Shiv" Roy

Actor
Alan Ruck
Connor Roy

Actor
Natalie Gold
Rava Roy

Actor
Rob Yang
Lawrence

Actor
Eric Bogosian
Gil Eavis

Guest Star
Harriet Walter
Caroline

Guest Star
J. Smith-Cameron
Gerri Kellman

Guest Star
James Cromwell
Ewan

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Justine Lupe
Willa

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Arian Moayed
Stewy

Guest Star
Larry Pine
Sandy

Guest Star
Adam McKay
Executive Producer
Frank Rich
Executive Producer
Kevin Messick
Executive Producer
Will Ferrell
Executive Producer
Jane Tranter
Executive Producer
Mark Mylod
Executive Producer
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News & Interviews for Succession: Season 1

Critic Reviews for Succession: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Succession: Season 1

  • Oct 18, 2021
    Easily one of the best Seasons of a show out there, especially in recent history. Funny, thrilling, and a cast that knows how to act.
  • Oct 09, 2021
    Guys guys just stop it. This show is OK stop overreacting. It's not really gripping or anything. It's very stylised and done well overall. Writing is a bit… meh.
  • Sep 10, 2021
    Not one decent person in this series. All disgusting!!
  • Aug 16, 2021
    A tad slow in the beginning as it sets up the story, but really good all in all
  • Aug 15, 2021
    Can't believe I got on the Succession train so late... Had no idea what I was missing out on: some of the best television I've ever seen. The characters feel so real; there was never a false moment in this entire season. And above all, it just had me hooked, completely engrossed, my eyes glued to the screen and my attention never wavered once. Just sad I went through the season so fast... every time an episode ended, I immediately needed another hit. What a crazy, wild journey this was. Dying to see what season 2 has in store!
  • Jul 08, 2021
    So glad that I started watching this show, it's awesome.
  • Jul 08, 2021
    Just finished the 1st season - it's a brilliant show with a great cast and a good plot.
  • Jul 01, 2021
    In ten years, this will be looked back at as on par with breaking bad, the wire, etc. WATCH IT.
  • Jun 03, 2021
    Succession's debut season was one of the most underrated TV offerings of 2018, and with its ferocious wit and scathing commentary it might be the one show on television that approaches a Shakespearean tone. While the premise can be a bit difficult to stomach at first, knowing that you'll be viewing the lives of rich horrible white people, but Succession's peripheral into the lives of the 1% feels authentic, and by no means does it glorify its world. For a show about billionaires, Succession shows a strategic level of restraint (always got to respect a premium channel show that doesn't feature nudity), and the sets and lighting often hold a minimalist flair, even when commenting on excess. Make no mistake, the show offers plenty of drugs and lurid sex talk, which actually aligns with creator Jesse Armstrong's pedigree. Indeed, this series shares a creator with the beloved British sitcom Peep Show, and while few may have predicted that Armstrong would have found himself making an hour-long drama for HBO, his penchant for making engagingly deplorable characters and gallows humor does indeed enliven Succession immensely, and at its best the show is undoubtedly one of the best written shows currently airing. Succession is great television, and has limitless potential for the future!
  • Feb 23, 2021
    Must watch TV. Engaging plot, razor sharp writing, dynamic characters that you are simultaneously rooting for and against. Great acting performances all around. Not to mention the theme song will be stuck in your head for weeks

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