An ultra-wealthy hedge fund manager (Damian Lewis) and a U.S. attorney (Paul Giamatti) spar in the finance world. Just like "Succession," there’s lots of money at stake, tense familial relationships and career-sinking secrets to protect.
The drama moves from the boardroom to the country in this rural story of shared borders of Yellowstone ranch, an Indian reservation and Yellowstone National Park. The series primarily focuses on the Dutton Family, led by patriarch John (Kevin Costner). Just like the Roys, the Duttons can’t stop fighting.
3. "The Bear"
If the Roy siblings operated on a smaller scale in Chicago and peddled beef sandwiches, they would be like Carmy (Jeremy Allen White) and the rest of the chaotic kitchen clan of this comedy-drama. The setting is different but the stress level is the same.
The Byrde family relocates from Chicago to the Ozarks when a money laundering scheme gone wrong lands them in hot water with a Mexican drug cartel. Now Mom (Laura Linney), Dad (Jason Bateman) and the kids are all in too deep with drug lords, the FBI and local criminals, but that won’t stop them from backstabbing one another as well.
Who’s going to be the successor of an entertainment empire is also the theme of this musical drama series, but this time it’s a hip-hop empire (Kendall Roy approves). Luscious (Terrence Howard) must decide which of his sons will take over the business, but not before recently incarcerated matriarch Cookie (Taraj P. Henson) has her say.
6. "Arrested Development"
A wealthy dysfunctional family tries to stay afloat after the leader of the clan (Jeffrey Tambor) lands in prison. Just like in "Succession," there’s the flamboyant showman older brother, the momma’s boy youngest and an attention-seeking sister. The Roys could have used sensible Michael Bluth (Jason Bateman), the everyman trying to hold the circus together in this comedy series.
7. "Brothers and Sisters"
This drama series from the early aughts is like the soapier California cousin of "Succession." As the Walkers try to navigate their family and business after the passing of their father, they clash morally as well as politically. But then they share wine and all is right in Ojai.
8. "The Thick of It"
If Greg and Tom’s verbal sparring is more your speed, you’ll love this comedy series about the British government, written, in part, by "Succession" creator Jesse Armstrong and starring Peter Capaldi.
Right before he created "Succession," Jesse Armstrong collaborated with Danny Boyle on this comedy-drama about an American (Brit Marling) recruited to be the new Director of Communications for the Metropolitan Police Service in London. It’s fast-paced and sarcastic, which is the style Armstrong is known for.
Also written by "Succession" creator Armstrong is this comedy series about a group of government employees, led by the inept politician Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Like “Succession,” it’s deeply satirical and in the same vein as Armstrong’s previous series “The Thick of It.”
11. "Peep Show"
Two weird best friends share a dysfunctional relationship in this show co-created by Jesse Armstrong. Two men who fight constantly but can’t stay away from each other sure sounds like a template for Tom and Greg. In the meantime, this dark comedy has grown a massive cult following since its debut in 2003.
12. "Better Call Saul"
In this prestige drama, two brothers can’t see eye to eye about their careers, which might sound familiar to “Succession” fans. It tracks the rise of lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) from a strip mall attorney into the Saul Goodman of “Breaking Bad,” along with some familiar faces. And just like in “Succession,” Jimmy believes “Money is the point.”