9 Addictive TV Shows to Watch If You’re Obsessed With 'Succession'

There’s something addictive about Succession, isn’t there? The lifestyles of the (super) rich and the (in)famous make for such a fascinating television show, and we’ve become truly obsessed with this third season, starring Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Brian Cox, and Nicholas Braun. The Roys are a truly awful family, but that’s what makes them so intriguing to watch on-screen.

If you’re searching for more shows that are just like Succession, we have a few suggestions. And given that a fourth season will be at least a year away, these shows will help satisfy your addiction while you wait for more family in-fighting next year.

9 Shows to Watch If You’re Obsessed With Succession

1. Billions  

This is an obvious one, and yet, a good place to start. There have been six seasons of this bougie, sexy finance drama about two Wall Street tycoons locked in a battle with each other to be top dog. Starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, it’s eminently watchable and has the same slick energy as Succession.

Where to watch: Stan

2. Industry 

The cutthroat element of Succession is at play in Industry, an HBO miniseries about a group of graduates all fighting for a job at one of London’s top investment banks. And just like Succession, there is a dark vein to the storylines, which makes this more than just a glossy workplace drama.

Where to watch: Binge

3. Yellowstone 

We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: Yellowstone is just Succession but on a ranch. Like Billions, there are a couple of seasons of this series to sink your teeth into, all following the Dutton family as they fend off enemies looking to take over their prestigious Yellowstone ranch. Kevin Costner leads a stellar cast in this juicy series.

Where to watch: Stan

4. The Loudest Voice

Succession is reportedly based on the Murdoch family, led by media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, who presides over a newspaper and television empire that includes Fox News. The latter is the focus of The Loudest Voice, a miniseries about the true story of Roger Ailes, founder of the network who was later accused of sexual harassment. And this show has a pretty amazing cast: Russell Crowe, Sienna Miller, Naomi Watts, Annabelle Wallis, Josh Charles, and more. 

Where to watch: Stan

5. Ozark 

For three seasons, and with a fourth coming in January 2022, Ozark has followed the fortunes of a financial advisor exiled to the Ozarks and asked to launder half a billion dollars in order to satisfy a mob boss. Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner star in this series, which has a similar tone to Succession, balancing bleakness with moments of comedy.

Where to watch: Netflix

6. The Great  

If you were drawn into the power struggle element of Succession, you might want to try The Great. The series was created by the Australian screenwriter of The Favourite and follows a young Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) as she attempts to wrestle the crown from her feckless husband Peter (Nichols Hoult). It’s funny, too, and with a second season coming to Stan this month, you’ll have plenty of episodes to binge. 

Where to watch: Stan

7. Bloodline  

Bloodline remains one of Netflix’s most prestigious shows, an early original that helped launch the streaming platform into the realm of serious television players. Starring Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn, the series followed a prodigal son who returned to his respected family, determined to expose the secrets within their past. Juicy stuff for those who love the sibling drama of Succession. 

Where to watch: Netflix

8. Morning Wars  

Sometimes it’s easy to forget, what with all the family feuding and big money on display, that Succession is also a television show about the news business. Some of the most fascinating scenes from over the years have involved the media antics of Waystar Royco: the buying of Vaulter, the tousles with the Pearce family, their rivals in the newspaper business, the behind-the-scenes window into ATN, their television network. You get all of that and more in Morning Wars, AppleTV+’s seriously star-studded vehicle, led by Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, as news anchors steering a rocky ship. A second season is currently streaming.  

Where to watch: AppleTV+

9. The White Lotus  

Nastiness is part and parcel of Succession’s schtick, and if the awful antics of rich people are what you can’t get enough of with this show, try The White Lotus. It’s basically Succession on vacation, except the focus is both on the very wealthy at play in Hawaii and the service industry workers drafted in to keep them happy. It’s a chillingly precise satire that will make you cringe and laugh in equal measures. 

Where to watch: Binge

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