Streaming exclusively on Showmax, Succession will hit South Africa soon, a show that suggests just the opposite in its skewering of the Roy family, one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world.
“This is the thing about being rich: It’s great,” says Matthew McFadyen, who stars in Succession. McFadyen, in a slimy, sycophantic role miles away from Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice, is joined by a stellar cast that includes Emmy-winner Brian Cox as the aging patriarch Logan Roy; Hiam Abbass as his third wife; and Golden Globe nominee Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck and Sarah Snook as the children in the line of succession.
The Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world, Succession tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company. Set in New York, the show explores themes of power, politics, money, and family. Succession is currently at number 32 on IMDB’s Most Popular TV chart and has been hailed as everything from “my favourite show of the summer… the only thing I’ve been able to think about by Vox.