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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 three is finally here.

Published: Monday, 18th October 2021 at 1:20 pm

The highly-anticipated third season of HBO's Succession is finally here, with the Roy family at war in the series premiere, which aired in the US last night and is now available to be stream on NOW.

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With Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong leading the stellar Succession cast, season three opens with the aftermath of Kendall's explosive press conference, during which he claims his father knew about the sexual misconduct allegations made against Waystar Royco executives and actively covered them, resulting in a chaotic media circus.

Whether you're in need of a recap of the last two seasons, or just want to revisit the show from the very beginning, there are a number of ways in which you can catch up with Succession before watching season three – and now is the perfect time to do it since creator Jesse Armstrong has hinted at the drama coming to an end.

Read on for how to watch Succession online in the UK – or check out our five-star review of season three.

How to watch Succession online in the UK

Succession is available to buy and view now on Amazon, while both series are currently available to stream with an Entertainment Pass on NOW.

An Entertainment Pass costs £9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers. To subscribe, go to the NOW TV website and create an account, then click the TV Passes tab, and select which passes you would like to subscribe to.

You should have time to get caught up on both series one and two of the Roy family antics before the hotly anticipated third season arrives.

New episodes of Succession's third series will be airing on Sky Atlantic every Monday night, with episodes also arriving on NOW after airing in the US on Sunday.

What is Succession about?

After hearing Logan's plan to expand in to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father. Greg drives his ornery grandfather Ewan from Canada to New York for a Thanksgiving reunion with Logan. Tom grows increasingly concerned about the terms of his prenuptial agreement with Shiv, and recruits Greg for a clandestine task. The family is surprised by Connor's choice of date at Thanksgiving dinner.

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.

Succession cast

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 season three will see several new faces join the cast, including Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody, and Hope Davis.

How many seasons of Succession are there?

There are two seasons of Succession already available, with a brand new third 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.

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