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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 – with season three on its way.

Brian Cox as head of the family Logan Roy (Sky, JF)

It’s been a long time coming but the third season of hit HBO comedy-drama Succession will be upon us before too long – and we’ve finally been treated to a trailer for the next run.

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Based on the trailer, it looks as if Logan and Kendall Roy are going to be waging an all-out war in the upcoming series after Kendall betrayed his father in the final episode of season two.

The teaser sees the other family members ponder whose side they should take in the fall-out and, naturally, they seem more motivated by what is in it for them rather than by any sense of loyalty.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Succession if there wasn’t a scene of Tom bullying cousin Greg and the trailer sees the former phone the latter to tell him that, “Logan is going to fire a million poisonous spiders down your d***y.”

The first two instalments of the critically adored show (which was created by former Peep Show boss Jesse Armstrong) introduced us to the Roy clan and its various warring family members, with extremely dramatic consequences at the end of the second run.

The next series will bring back all the major players as well as introducing some new faces, with Alexander Skarsgård and Oscar-winner Adrien Brody among those to be joining the cast.

Brian Cox previously explained that Armstrong told him what will happen in the series before filming, and that “it’s jolly thrilling”.

Cox expanded on this on The Jess Cagle Show on SiriusXM: “I nearly fell off my chair because [Armstrong] never tells you about the next series. We never knew from episode-to-episode what was going to happen. But then he told me.”

Cox continued that the secrets were safe with him: “The rest of the cast will never, never, never know.”

One of Succession’s’ writers Lucy Prebble previously also that the drama could be about to go international, while there’s bound to be all sorts of fall-out from the events of season two.

Here’s where to watch HBO’s Succession.

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 7-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.

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 series 3 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 expected for release sometime in 2021.

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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