Let’s pour one out for Succession, a clever, dark and funny television series right through to the end. This year we witnessed the end of the Roy dynasty as Succession came to a close in its fourth season and now that it’s all over you may be having some withdrawals.
To help you make it through this dark time here are some similar TV shows that may fill the Succession void in your life.
TV shows you should watch if you like Succession
The White Lotus
Craving more family drama among super-rich people? The White Lotus is the answer to your prayers.
The series follows an eclectic group of families, couples and singles as they holiday at the uber-fancy White Lotus resorts around the world. As they interact with the staff and spend more time with each other their dark secrets are revealed.
Billions is another TV show for those who love the high-stakes power plays of corporations and the people within them.
The series takes place within the world of high finance and follows a U.S. attorney who goes after a philanthropist and hedge fund manager for financial crimes.
If you’re more interested in the lives of people behind the shows of popular media corporations then the drama of Apple TV+’s Morning Wars (aka The Morning Show) might be more your style.
This series takes us into the personalities and conflicts behind one of America’s most popular breakfast shows, with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon starring as the two lead anchors. The show dives into recent issues like the Me Too movement and COVID-19.
The CEO of a major media empire learns his time may be limited so he must choose a successor out of his ambitious children. Stop me if you’ve heard this one?
The parallels between Empire and Succession are obvious, which makes it the perfect show to dive into if you want more of the same. Empire does do a lot of things differently, however, with Terrence Howard starring as the hip hop mogul of a music empire and his three sons representing different elements of the music business.
The Righteous Gemstones
The Righteous Gemstones is a black comedy that follows another famous and dysfunctional family, this time of televangelists.
The TV show follows Eli Gemstone (John Goodman) and his trio of children as they work to expand their network. This threatens to put smaller churches out of business and unsurprisingly, they’re not happy about it.
The Loudest Voice
The similarities between ATN news from Succession and Fox News are obvious. The Loudest Voice depicts the story of Roger Ailes, the man who turned Fox News into the powerful and influential news network it is today.
Rupert Murdoch is also depicted in The Loudest Voice and is one of the real inspirations behind the media family in Succession.
If you love the family dynamics and power play of Succession, take that and transplant it into cowboy territory with Yellowstone.
Kevin Costner stars in the series as John Dutton, a sixth-generation farmer who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. Dutton has to navigate tricky dynamics within his family and external forces such as politicians and developers who all want a piece of his land.
Game of Thrones/House of the Dragon
Game of Thrones is basically a fantasy version of Succession complete with sneaky power plays, warring family members and the quest for the top spot in the realm. The prequel House of the Dragon brings the familial relationships even more into focus as it explores the rise and fall of the Targaryen dynasty – an equally powerful family akin to the Roys.
If none of these TV shows is for you and you’d rather just watch Succession another few times, you can find all four seasons on Binge.
This article has been updated since its original publish date.
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