Where can I watch Succession online in the UK legally?
James R | On 18, Oct 2021
Succession returns this month to our screens, bringing with it cackles and cheers, plus one lingering question: where exactly can you watch it in the UK?
What is Succession?
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.
Who’s in it?
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 the company. 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. Season 3 picks up with Logan in a perilous position. Scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances, tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.
Where is it on?
The series has become a flagship show for both HBO and Sky Atlantic. Don’t have Sky? The good news is you can also stream it on Sky’s contract-free streaming service NOW, as part of an £9.99 monthly Entertainment Membership.
When is it on?
Season 3 premieres on Sky Atlantic on Monday 18th October, within 24 hours of its US premiere. Episodes will air weekly at 9pm, but will also be simulcast at 2am so that each episode is available on-demand throughout each Monday.
Watch the trailer here – or scroll on below to hit the button to start watching.
Succession is available on Sky Atlantic. Don’t have Sky? You can also stream it on NOW, for £9.99 a month with no contract. For the latest Sky TV packages and prices, click the button below.
Where can I buy or rent Succession online in the UK?
Photo: Craig Blankenhorn/HBO