On his 80th birthday, media magnate Logan Roy, whose imminent retirement was thought to be a given, shocks his family by announcing he's staying on indefinitely as CEO of Waystar Royco. The news shatters his son, Kendall, the heir apparent, who's in the midst of negotiating the purchase of a digital-media venture founded by a slick operator named Lawrence. After an impromptu softball game, tempers flare as Logan's other children - Roman, Shiv and Connor - raise objections over Logan's intentions, including his desire to change the way his eventual successor will be chosen.
The Roy family - Logan Royand 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 ageing father begins to step back from the company.