How to watch and stream Succession in the UK – your guide to the show
Brian Cox stars as a media mogul in this genre mixing comedy-drama from Peep Show's Jesse Armstrong – and season four is finally here.
The final ever season of HBO's Succession is finally here and it's safe to say the Roy family are well and truly at war.
In the season premiere, Logan's (Brian Cox) children stole a deal with Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones) from underneath his feet - a move they may live to regret once their father takes revenge.
While the series is at an all-time high, scooping up awards and excellent viewing figures, show-runner Jesse Armstrong has confirmed Succession will come to an end with season 4.
Armstrong confirmed the news earlier in February 2023, telling The New Yorker: "I got together with a few of my fellow writers before we started the writing of season 4, in about November, December 2021, and I sort of said, ‘Look, I think this maybe should be it. But what do you think?’
"And we played out various scenarios: we could do a couple of short seasons, or two more seasons. Or we could go on for ages and turn the show into something rather different, and be a more rangy, freewheeling kind of fun show, where there would be good weeks and bad weeks.
"Or we could do something a bit more muscular and complete, and go out sort of strong. And that was definitely always my preference."
A lot has happened not just in season 4 episode 1, but also throughout the entire series, and you may be forgiven for needing a bit of a recap.
Luckily, you can catch-up with it very easily - read on for our complete guide on how to watch Succession in the UK.
How to watch Succession online in the UK
The fourth season of Succession returns from Monday 27th March at 2am BST exclusively on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.
This is a simultaneous release with the HBO premiere on Sunday 26th March 2023.
The final season is made up of 10 episodes which will air weekly every Monday here in the UK and will be available to stream on Sky Go straight after their 2am release. For those (understandably) not up that early in the morning, the episode will also air that same evening at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. Sign up for Sky TV here.
To stream it on NOW, you'll need an Entertainment Pass which costs £9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers. To subscribe, go to the NOW website and create an account, then click the TV Passes tab, and select which passes you would like to subscribe to.
And if you're yet to watch the previous seasons, you can also do so on NOW, with the previous three seasons of the Roy family antics available to catch up on also.
What is Succession about?
The Roy family controls one of the biggest media companies in the world, but when their ageing patriarch, Logan (Brian Cox), steps back from the family business, his children begin competing to take his place.
Despite having some serious hang-ups and claims to the company that vary wildly in legitimacy, they all remain eager for greater power and ruthlessly attempt to strengthen their positions.
With this premise, Succession gives viewers an enticing inside look at a Murdoch-esque media empire, complete with scheming and back-stabbing, while effortlessly walking the tightrope between comedy and drama.
Brian Cox (Medici: Masters of Florence) plays family patriarch Logan Roy, who is forced to step back from the company he created due to age and health concerns.
His adult offspring include Jeremy Strong (The Gentlemen) as power-hungry Kendall, Sarah Snook (Steve Jobs) as political fixer Siobhan, Kieran Culkin (Fargo) as immature man-child Roman and Alan Ruck (The Exorcist) as distant eldest son Connor.
Matthew MacFadyen (Quiz) also stars as Siobhan's husband Tom, an executive at her father's media company, while Nicholas Braun (How to Be Single), J Smith-Cameron (Search Party) and Justine Lupe (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel) round out the cast as extended family and friends.
And the Succession season 4 cast will see several new and familiar faces join the cast, those of which can be read in full.
How many seasons of Succession are there?
There are three seasons of Succession already available, with a brand new fourth (and final) outing now airing on Sky Atlantic.
Where is Succession filmed?
Most of Succession’s filming locations are in New York, including Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn. Filming has also been conducted in New Mexico, New Jersey and even Eastnor Castle, in England.