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Here are 8 TV shows like ‘Succession’ to help with your Roy withdrawals

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The final season of Succession is done and dusted. How on earth will we survive?

With more loathsome families, please! That's why we're rounding up 8 TV shows like Succession to ward off the shakes now that our weekly dose of the slime puppy is put on hold in perpetuity. Some centre on mega wealth, others specialise in the very specific branch of family infighting, a couple feature both. See for yourselves, below.



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Ego fuels this drama between two high finance entities. Just like Succession, Billions is set in New York City and expands on the grotesque lifestyles of the mega rich trying to get richer, so you may want to keep a bucket on hand.




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This English drama casts its gaze, not at the money-bloated top of the corporate food chain, but at the equally cutthroat entry level, opening with a bunch of recent graduates doing their best to navigate and secure a full-time position in finance at Pierpoint, a top investment bank in London. Myha'la Herrold is a star.


The Sopranos


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Not satisfied by the corporate cover-ups and crimes of Succession? Plunge into the underworld of the mob via Tony Soprano and his New Jersey-based family. But you don't need us to tell you, we're sure it's already on your list. Just bite the bullet already, but be warned, the show has an ending that will leave you reeling even more so than that season 3 finale.




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It's big business and dirty money but in the country. What does this mean? More space to bury your dirty secrets. And when you're the owner of land the size of Yellowstone ranch, there's plenty of enemies to be made. Good thing the Dutton family are a hardened bunch, always managing to manipulate situations to suit them. Their biggest downfall? Family infighting just like the Roy's.


Schitts Creek


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Take a break from dramas centering awful rich people and opt for this comedy poking fun at them instead. Watch on as the recently bankrupt Rose family are forced to uproot to a motel in the middle of Schitts Creek – a town Johnny Rose, the dad, bought years ago as a joke. As it turns out, the joke is solely on them as they try to adjust to this new way of life.




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At the head of the Byrde family is Marty and Wendy. Along with their two children, the unit uproots to the Ozarks in order to pull off a money-laundering scheme and avoid severe consequences at the hands of a Mexican drug cartel. As with the Roy family in Successionthe Byrdes come up against a barrage of obstacles, sometimes within its own ranks. Unlike Succession, the season finale of Ozark has come and gone, and it's just as explosive as it promises to be.


House of the Dragon


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It might not be set in the same corporate coffin, but the question of succession around the Iron Throne is just as bloodthirsty and thrilling. Taking place in Westeros 200 years before Game of Thrones comes to pass, this George R.R. Martin drama tracks the Targaryen civil war as King Viserys I Targaryen's many children, heirs and relatives clash swords over the right to lead the seven kingdoms. It also gave us Emma D'arcy and this viral negroni moment, so we're eternally grateful.


The Crown


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Explorations of succession from all angles are an obvious recommendation, and this series shows how the process occurs in its most recognisable format: the monarchy. Opening as Queen Elizabeth II (rip) inherits the throne at the green age of 25, the series charts the British royal family and its many challenges across multiple decades with the forthcoming season to cover the late 90s and early noughties, including Princess Diana's death. Everything from the immaculate casting down to the minute historical details, has ensured The Crown is a hit season after season.

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