As HBO’s latest flagship drama, Succession, reaches its climax over in America, its only just beginning on Sky Atlantic. The crux of series is that of an internal power struggle between members of a global-media family after their aging father, played by Brian Cox – the American actor, not the softly-spoken British professor of the same name – begins to step back from his responsibilities at its head.
Media magnate and family patriarch Logan Roy, despite not wanting to step down from his role as head of his family’s media conglomerate, realises his time in the business maybe coming to an end and begins doting on his future. On his 80th birthday, he shocks his family with a stunning announcement which sees company control, aspirations and family loyalties collide.
Succession – Thursday 9:00pm on Sky Atlantic.