17 Shows Like ‘Succession’ to Binge-Watch After Finishing the Season 4 Finale

Missing the Roy family after that Succession series finale? Yeah, we are too. Ever since the final episode premiered on the renamed Max streaming service on Sunday, May 28, we have been trying to find another show that has just as much scandalous drama and explosive family feuds. If you also just finished the series and are looking to find your next binge-watch, here are 17 of the best shows to watch like Succession.

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1. Billions

  • Cast: Damian Lewis, Corey Stoll, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, David Costabile, Condola Rashad
  • Number of seasons: 6

Like Succession, this soapy Showtime drama is set in the Big Apple, and it revolves around highly successful people who want to accumulate more wealth. In this case, though, the show centers on hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Lewis), who goes to great lengths—even breaking the law—to get what he wants. Meanwhile, U.S. district attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) goes after Bobby in hope of bringing him to justice.

2. Yellowstone

  • Cast: Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill
  • Number of seasons: 4

Think Succession…but on a massive cattle ranch. The show follows a wealthy and highly powerful patriarch, who pulls plenty of strings to ensure that his empire remains intact. Meanwhile, his children continuously try to gain his trust as they fight to protect the family’s fortune.

3. The Undoing

  • Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Noah Jupe, Donald Sutherland, Lily Rabe, Edgar Ramírez
  • Number of seasons: 1

The mystery psychological thriller stars Kidman and Grant as a rich and happy couple who are living their best lives. Everything changes when a young woman is found dead, and the husband is accused of her murder. As the investigation rolls on, it becomes clear that their seemingly perfect marriage is filled with dark secrets.

4. The White Lotus

  • Cast: Murray Bartlett, Connie Britton, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, Fred Hechinger
  • Number of seasons: 1

If you enjoy the humor and spot-on commentary in Succession, you will love The White Lotus. The satire centers on a group of wealthy guests and staff members at a gorgeous resort in Hawaii, called White Lotus. But after a week, the guests learn there’s more to paradise than meets the eye.

5. The Righteous Gemstones

  • Cast: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Adam DeVine, Edi Patterson, Cassidy Freeman
  • Number of seasons: 2

Meet the Gemstones, a family of celebrity televangelists who run a megachurch and live like royalty. Although they try to keep up appearances as good Christians, their private life revolves around greed and corruption as they comfortably live off church donations. Both Succession and The Righteous Gemstones examine sibling relationships and how wealth can impact family dynamics.

6. Veep

  • Cast: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons
  • Number of seasons: 7

Veep may not have the same tone or story line as Succession, but it balances humor and drama extremely well and highlights dysfunctional relationships. Louis-Dreyfus plays the ambitious Vice President of the United States, and each episode offers insight into her personal life and day-to-day tasks in the political world, which isn’t easy given her strained relationship with the president.

7. Arrested Development

  • Cast: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi
  • Number of seasons: 5

By far one of the best sitcoms to ever grace the small screen, Arrested Development follows a widower and father named Michael Bluth (Bateman), who’s tasked with keeping his dysfunctional family together after his father, a corrupt real estate developer, gets arrested. This proves to be a major challenge, however, since the family is manipulative and materialistic.

8. Bloodline

  • Cast: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz
  • Number of seasons: 3

Bloodline is about the Rayburns, a trio of well-off siblings whose lives begin to unravel when their brother, the black sheep of the family, returns home to celebrate a milestone occasion. Like Succession, family is a central theme in this Netflix thriller, and it has plenty of mystery to keep you on the edge of your seat.

9. The Sopranos

  • Cast: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese
  • Number of seasons: 6

As Succession star Matthew Macfadyen pointed out in his interview with Parade, there are plenty of parallels between The Sopranos and Succession, including the depiction of gangster families and shifting dynamics. Gandolfini is remarkable as mob boss Tony Soprano in this iconic series, which follows the patriarch as he struggles to balance his personal life with his job as head of an organized crime family. The show does an amazing job of examining Tony's relationships with both his biological and crime family.

10. Empire

  • Cast: Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Gray, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibea
  • Number of seasons: 6

Like SuccessionEmpire revolves around the head of a successful entertainment empire that’s based in New York. After hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon (Howard) learns that he is dying from ALS, his fearless wife and three sons battle it out for control of his massive empire. This intense, soapy drama is packed with great performances, and there’s no shortage of glamorous costumes.

11. Dynasty

  • Cast: Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay
  • Number of seasons: 4

This reboot of the ’80s classic is about the Carringtons and the Colbys, two uber-rich families who get caught up in a major feud over their fortune and children. This riveting drama is filled to the brim with surprise twists, love triangles, betrayals and, naturally, opulent looks.

12. Mad Men

  • Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones
  • Number of seasons: 7

Mad Men offers some insight into the media world. Except in this case, we follow a star advertising executive as he tries to keep up with the times in ’60s New York. Understandably, the period drama earned countless accolades, including sixteen Primetime Emmy Awards and five Golden Globes.

13. House Of Lies

  • Cast: Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson
  • Number of seasons: 5

To trick wealthy clients into giving them hefty paychecks, a team of clever management consultants resort to dirty tricks and shortcuts. Throughout the series, this tight-knit group works hard to impress their calculating boss, Marty Kaan (Cheadle).

14. Enlightened

  • Cast: Laura Dern, Luke Wilson, Diane Ladd, Sarah Burns, Timm Sharp, Mike White
  • Number of seasons: 2

Enlightened follows Amy Jellicoe (Dern), an executive determined to get her life back on track after suffering a breakdown at work and spending time in rehab. Unfortunately, the show only lasted for two seasons, but it's well worth the binge-watch—thanks to great writing and a nuanced protagonist you can’t help but root for.

15. House Of Cards

  • Cast: Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly
  • Number of seasons: 6

House of Cards and Succession aren’t very similar, but they do touch on a lot of the same themes (like manipulation and power). The political thriller follows the life of a morally corrupt politician named Frank Underwood (Spacey), who concocts a plan with his wife to gain more power.

16. Riches

  • Cast: Deborah Ayorinde, Sarah Niles, Brendan Coyle
  • Number of seasons: 1

You'll notice plenty of parallels between Succession and this soapy drama, from the problematic patriarch to the rising tension among his family. The series revolves around Nina Richards, an executive who inherits a successful cosmetics empire from her estranged father. But due to opposition from the rest of the family, her new role proves to be challenging.

17. La Casa De Las Flores (The House of Flowers)

  • Cast: Cecilia Suárez, Manolo Caro, Paco León
  • Number of Seasons: 3

Meet the Mora family, who have built an enormous empire out of their flower business. Much like Succession, there are lies, secrets and deceit among the wealthy relatives. And thanks to scandal, the rich family is sent into a downward spiral.

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