Where can I watch Succession online in the UK legally?
James R | On 06, Jun 2020
Written and created by Oscar nominee Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop), with a pilot directed by Oscar winner Adam McKay (The Big Short), Succession is a hysterical and darkly scathing drama about a wealthy family that’s slowly tearing itself apart. The 10-episode first season introduced us to the Roy family — Logan Roy and his four children — which controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world, tracking their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their ageing father begins to step back from the company. Power struggles, ego clashes, moral dilemmas and more all collide in a melting pot of inheritance, arrogance and family affection – a recipe for hilariously awkward conflict.
“Jesse Armstrong’s impeccably painful drama about a wealthy family is equal parts comedy and tragedy,” we wrote in our review of Season 1.
The cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang.
Season 2 sees the ensemble reprise their roles, as eldest son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) is still addled from the events in England and trying to make amends with his dad, Logan (Brian Cox). He, meanwhile, receives some unvarnished advice from his financial banker about the next best move for Waystar Royco. As clueless outsider Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) continues to manoeuvre for a new position in the company, Shiv (Sarah Snook) tries to determine whether Logan is playing mind games regarding his successor.
The series has become a flagship show for both HBO and Sky Atlantic, with episodes simulcast in the UK every week. Now, as Season 2 racks up multiple BAFTA TV award nominations, Sky is bringing back the two seasons as box sets for Ultimate On Demand customers from Monday 8th June. Don’t have Sky? The good news is you can also stream it on NOW, as part of an £8.99 monthly Entertainment Membership, with no contract. (A NOW Entertainment Membership auto-renews at £8.99 a month until 1st September 2020, £9.99 thereafter unless cancelled.)
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Where can I buy or rent Succession online in the UK?
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