How to watch Succession online
It might not seem like it on the surface, but Succession is HBO’s true heir to Game of Thrones’ quality drama crown. Suppose all you had to go off was the screenshots. In that case, you could assume that it’s just another oblivious drama about rich people doing all the unattainable things rich people do (helicopter flights to work, regular yacht parties, etc.). But what you can’t glean from a simple screenshot is the crackling tension and wit present in every scene.
The twisted family dynamics, constant backstabbing, and high-stakes usurping should fill any GoT fan’s goblet with a robust splash of schadenfreude, but what Thrones rarely had was a sense of humour, and you get that in spades when it comes to Succession. That’s thanks to the dizzying pace of Jesse Armstrong’s (Peep Show) script and outstanding performances of the main cast (led by the inimitable Brian Cox as the family patriarch).
With two seasons in its portfolio (and a third on the way in 2020), now is the perfect time to catch up with Succession. Here in Australia, you can stream both seasons on Binge or Foxtel Now, or if you’d prefer to own a digital copy, it’s also available through Microsoft Store, iTunes, and Google Play.
|Binge||2||$10/mth||2-week Free Trial|
|Microsoft Store||2||$28.99/series pass||Buy Series Pass|
|iTunes||2||$29.99/season||Purchase on iTunes|
|Google Play||2||$25.49/season||Purchase on Google Play|
|Foxtel Now||2||$25/mth||10-day Free Trial|
What is Succession?
Succession is a satirical drama/comedy from Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show) that explores the compelling power dynamic of a silver-spoon brood of backstabbing and utterly incompetent siblings.
When Logan, the Roy family patriarch, exposes a weakness in his waning health, his four opportunistic children (and other circling buzzards), each put their worst laid plans into motion to usurp the top position at Waystar Royco, a thinly-veiled parody of NewsCorp.
The Roy children, their partners, and Cousin Greg are shamed, publicly humiliated, blackmailed, and worse all while managing to fail up (a unique ability afforded by the family’s unimaginable wealth).
Succession is a high-stakes drama that likes to rake its depraved characters over the coals and back again, and it’s a thrill to watch. But despite every player being up there with the absolute worst kind of people, Succession’s sharp sense of humour makes them the most watchable villains on television. Every character is as rotten as the next at some stage (well, almost) but somehow Succession still has you rooting for different characters throughout the first two seasons.
Succession’s third season is easily one of our most anticipated TV shows of 2020, and if you haven’t checked it out yet, you’ve only got two seasons to catch up on.