Is 'Succession' on Netflix? How to watch the entire series after that big finale

Where can you watch the Emmy-winning dramedy? Is 'Succession' on Netflix? Here's everything you need to know

Is Succession on Netflix? How to watch the hit series. Pictured: Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook HBO Succession Season 4 - Episode 3
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"Is Succession on Netflix?" is a common question for those who have their sights set on catching up with the critically acclaimed series, especially after that big finale. (How does Succession end? You'll have to watch to find out!) 

Here's how to watch the Emmy-winning dark dramedy, including its finale edition, Succession season 4.

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Time and date: Ended Sunday, May 28 at 9pm
Channel: HBO
Stream: Max (US)
Watch anywhere: Stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

Is 'Succession' on Netflix? 

First thing first, let's nail down the correct streaming platform: though there are plenty of hits on Netflix as of late, Succession is an HBO Original, which means it's not available to stream on Netflix. Instead, you have to watch on HBO or its streaming counterpart, Max.

How to watch 'Succession' in the US

To stream Succession, you will need a Max subscription plan. Current Max subscription plans include a "With Ads" option for $9.99/month or $99.99/year (a 16% savings), an "Ad-Free" plan for $15.99/month or $149.99/year (over 20% savings), or "Ultimate Ad-Free," which allows you to stream on four devices instead of the regular two, as well as giving you 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos on select titles and 100 downloads to watch on the go, all for $19.99/month or $199.99 yearly. 

How to watch 'Succession' in the UK

If you're in the UK, you can watch episodes of Succession on NOW. Succession is part of Sky Now's Entertainment Membership, which currently costs £9.99 per month. You can also combine the Entertainment Membership with the Cinema Membership for £12 monthly, a 35% saving. 

How to watch 'Succession' anywhere in the world

If you're not located in the United States or the United Kingdom, one handy hack for streaming Succession from anywhere in the world is by using a VPN

A VPN will allow you to change your IP address on your computer, or smart device, so you can continue to keep up with your favorite shows no matter where you're located.

All you have to do is purchase a VPN (we like Express VPN, voted best in the world by our colleagues at TechRadar), change your location to anywhere in the United States, and login into HBO Max to watch. 

Here's how to get started with a VPN:

  • First off, you need to make sure you have a Max account so you can log in once your VPN is set up.
  • Then, download ExpressVPN, using the easy-to-follow instructions (you can get three months free and there's a 100% risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee).
  • Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the United States
  • With your ExpressVPN installed and your location set to the United States, head to Max, log in and follow the instructions to stream Succession.

What is 'Succession' about?

The hit drama, which follows the patriarch (Brian Cox) of a fictional media-mogul family and his power-thirsty children (played by Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck) is a coveted binge-watch not only for its awards-show bona fides (the series took home the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2022, as well as awards for its writing and supporting actor Matthew Macfadyen's weaselly-good work as Tom Wambsgans) but also so that you'll finally understand what all those "baby girl" Cousin Greg memes are all about.

The official season 4 synopsis reads: "The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed."

Watch the 'Succession' season 4 trailer:

Exactly what is Logan Roy up to in Succession season 4? "He's moseying. Terrifyingly moseying. It's like if Santa Clause was a hitman," Nicholas Braun's Cousin Greg hilariously can be seen telling his scheming cohort Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) over the phone in the official trailer. 

After being shafted in the season 3 finale, we see the Roy children ready themselves for a "knife fight" against their father. "We partner up with Sandi and Stewy, with Pierce, death wrestling ogres," Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) proclaims in the preview. Things are bound to get gloriously ugly. 

'Succession' season 4 cast—who's who?

Haven't been introduced to the Roy clan just yet? Allow us to do the honors. Patriarch and media tycoon Logan Roy is getting older, and his four adult children are quick to swoop in as he ages to assist with the multi-billion-dollar conglomerate he runs.

Naturally, following the journey of a family-owned business is bound to bring along a bit of drama (especially when it's believed to mirror the notorious Murdoch family).

Here's who's who in the Waystar Royco world:

  • Brian Cox (Logan Roy)
  • Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy)
  • Sarah Snook (Shiv Roy)
  • Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy)
  • Alan Ruck (Connor Roy)
  • Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans)
  • Nicholas Braun (Greg Hirsch)
  • J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman)
  • Alexander Skarsgård (Lukas Matsson)
  • Justine Lupe (Willa Ferreyra)
  • Arian Moayed (Stewy Hosseini)
  • Peter Friedman (Frank Vernon)
  • David Rasche (Karl Muller)
  • Dagmara Domińczyk (Karolina Novotney)
  • Zoë Winters (Kerry)
  • Fisher Stevens (Hugo Baker)
  • Hiam Abbass (Marcia Roy)
  • Scott Nicholson (Colin)
  • Jeannie Berlin (Cyd Peach)
  • Hope Davis (Sandi Furness)
  • Cherry Jones (Nan Pierce)
  • Juliana Canfield (Jess Jordan)
  • Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Naomi Pierce)
  • Justin Kirk (Congressman Jeryd Mencken)
  • Stephen Root (Ron Petkus)

Catch all four seasons of Succession now on HBO and Max.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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