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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 drama series follows the lives of the members of the Roy family, who control a big media conglomerate. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) announces on his 80th birthday that he has no intention to step down as CEO of Waystar Royco, a decision that creates tension among his heirs: Logan's children and in-laws all try to gain as much power within the company as they can, hoping to be able to take control when the time is right. In Season 1, everyone in the family starts pursuing their own agenda, but Logan isn't willing to go down quietly.


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 (74) | Top Critics (24)

Oh, it's delicious, this dark soap opera-cum-socio-political satire. Funny, too, and occasionally shocking in its portrayal of the cruelty - both casual and calculated - of the unfathomably rich.

January 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Not only the best season of television of 2018, but one of the best debut seasons of television I've seen, up there with the first seasons of Deadwood, Spiral and The Wire ... they may not be good human beings, but they're ludicrously good characters.

December 12, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Succession is populated by a cesspool of vultures and terrible people you'd never personally want to know. But they sure are fun to watch.

December 5, 2018 | Full Review…

All eyes are on Strong's haunted Kendall Roy, who looks at any moment as if he's going to go full Michael Corleone.

August 3, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

As a fan of those shows - and virtually everything else Armstrong has worked on - I wanted to love this one too. But I couldn't, not quite.

August 3, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Jesse Armstrong's speciality is writing stingers and elaborately vile speeches for his characters to deliver. This is simply showboating - not dialogue that can be convincingly responded to by the other characters. And they all speak this way.

August 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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