Is 'Succession' on Netflix? How to watch the hit series ahead of season 4

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

Is 'Succession' on Netflix? How to watch the hit series
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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 four about to drop.

The hit drama, 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 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.

If you need a little watercooler break from all of those reality dating shows or that Vanderpump Rules drama (yes, when compared to Tom Sandoval, Logan Roy is looking downright breezy at the moment), or simply crave another rich-people-behaving-badly show like The White Lotus, it's high time to start Succession. Here's how to watch the dark dramedy, including the newest season. 

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Is 'Succession' on Netflix? How to watch:

How to watch 'Succession' in the US:

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 available to watch on HBO or its streaming counterpart, HBO Max. 

That means to stream Succession and its latest season (which premieres on Sunday, March 26), you will need an HBO Max (opens in new tab) subscription plan. Current pricing includes the "With Ads" plan for $9.99 per month (or pay $99.99 per year for 16% savings), or the "Ad-Free" option, which costs $15.99 monthly (or $149.99 annually, for over 20% savings) and allows you to download your favorite episodes and watch them offline. 

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

How to watch 'Succession' in the UK:

If you're in the UK, season four of Succession premieres on Monday, March 27, a day after the show's US air date. Each subsequent episode will be available to watch starting at 9pm every Monday on Sky Atlantic and 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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab) (we like Express VPN (opens in new tab), 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 an HBO Max account so you can log in once your VPN is set up.
  • Then, download ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) installed and your location set to the United States, head to HBO Max, log in and follow the instructions to stream Succession.

When does 'Succession' return?

In the states, Succession's fourth and final season premieres on Sunday, March 26. Viewers can catch the new episodes every Sunday at 9pm ET. The season four finale, which also serves as the series finale, is slated for Sunday, May 28.  

Are you a Waystar newbie? (Or do you just feel inclined to relive the past three seasons?) You can catch up with old episodes on HBO Max, should your memory of the Roy family's drama be a bit fuzzy. (No judgment, there's a lot to keep up with nowadays!) 

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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 about 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)

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What is 'Succession' season 4 about?

Let's get back to the Roy family dysfunction. Without spoiling things too much, season four will pick up after Logan has effectively and ruthlessly cut his own children out of the family business. 

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."

Familial 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.

Catch the first three seasons of Succession now on HBO and HBO Max. The fourth and final season premieres on Sunday, March 26.

Danielle Valente

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!)

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