Is 'Succession' on Netflix? How to watch the hit series

The Emmy-winning dramedy is back for a third season, and you won't want to miss a minute

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"Is Succession on Netflix?" is a common question for those who have their sights set on marathoning the critically acclaimed series, especially with season three freshly premiered and ready to watch. 

The series, which follows the patriarch of a fictional media-mogul family and his power-thirsty children, is a coveted binge-watch not only for its awards-show bona fides (the series took home the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2020, as well as six others across acting, directing and writing) but also so that you'll finally understand what those Cousin Greg memes are all about.

If you need a little break from those Squid Game translation issues, crave another rich-people-behaving-badly show like The White Lotus, or have hit the scary movies a bit too hard this season, it's high time to start Succession—and here's how to watch the latest season of the dark dramedy.

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Is 'Succession' on Netflix? How to watch:

First thing's first, let's nail down the correct streaming platform. Though there are plenty of hits on Netflix as of late, Succession is actually available on HBO Max (opens in new tab). You can sign up for $9.99 per month with ads or opt for an ad-free experience for $14.99 per month. 

In the states, the show's third season premiered on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Viewers can catch the new episodes every Sunday at 9pm ET/PT. The season three finale is slated for December 12, 2021. 

Are you a newbie? (Or do you just feel inclined to relive the past two seasons?) You can catch up with old episodes on the streamer, and refreshers are also available on the show's homepage (opens in new tab), should your memory of the Roy family's drama be a bit fuzzy. (No judgment, there's a lot to keep up with nowadays!) 

Like all other HBO shows, you can watch the first episode online for free, regardless of subscription status. 

If you're in the UK, season three of Succession premiered on October 18, with each subsequent episode available to watch starting at 9pm every Monday on Sky Atlantic and NOW.

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Watch the 'Succession' season 3 trailer

"I dropped a bomb. The whole world is watching for my next move," Kendall Roy (played by Jeremy Strong) says at the beginning of the trailer. 

It appears there's a rather serious situation that's about to unfold, until we hear Cousin Greg himself (played by Nicholas Braun) say, "You're the number one trending topic ahead of tater tots, and the pope followed you." 

Those who are new to Succession might not be entirely sure where this is going, but they'll be intrigued, much like returning fans.

'Succession' season 3 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).

  • Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) 
  • Kendall Roy (played by Jeremy Strong) 
  • Siobhan "Shiv" Roy (played by Sarah Snook) 
  • Roman Roy (played by Kiernan Culkin) 
  • Conor Roy (played by Alan Ruck) 
  • Marcia Roy (played by Hiam Abbass) 
  • Tom Wambsgans (played by Matthew Macfadden) 
  • Greg Hirsch (played by Nicholas Braun) 
  • Rava Roy (played by Natalie Gold) 
  • Frank Vernon (played by Peter Friedman) 
  • Gerri Kellman (played by J. Smith-Cameron) 

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What is 'Succession' season 3 about?

Let's get back to the Roy family dysfunction. Without spoiling things too much, season three picks up directly after Kendall's big, strategic media play at the end of season two, which put his father in a terrible disposition. Family tension ensues! Time will tell how everything will play out for the company and for the Roys—you'll have to follow along to find out.

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)