HBO’s ‘Succession’ airs its season finale on December 12 — here’s how to watch the Emmy-winning series

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jeremy strong as kendall roy on succession
Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy on HBO’s “Succession.”

  • “Succession” is about the turbulent lives of a wealthy family running a media corporation.
  • You can watch the season three finale on December 12 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Max and HBO.
  • HBO Max costs $10/month for an ad-supported plan or $15/month for an ad-free plan.

Season three of “Succession” premiered October 17 on HBO Max and the HBO cable channel. You can watch the season finale on December 12 at 9 p.m. ET.

The critically acclaimed series follows the wealthy Roy family as they attempt to run a giant media empire and fight to wrest control of the company from their aging patriarch. “Succession” is known for its mix of tense drama and dark humor.

After an explosive turn of events in the show’s season two finale, the future of the Roy family business remains up in the air. Actors Alexander Skarsgård and Adrien Brody are among the guest stars that joined the ensemble cast for season three. The series also stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, and Alan Ruck.

Lauded by critics, the second season of “Succession” received an Emmy award for outstanding drama series. The first two seasons are both “Certified Fresh” on the review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. Season three of “Succession” currently holds a “96% Fresh” rating.

How to watch ‘Succession’ season finale

You can watch the season three finale of “Succession” on December 12 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Max and the HBO cable channel. All eight previous episodes of the third season are available to stream on-demand right now. If you’re new to the show, you can also stream the first two seasons in their entirety on HBO Max.

For viewers on a budget, HBO Max offers an ad-supported plan for $10 a month. This tier gives you access to “Succession” and all of the streaming service’s on-demand entertainment, except for same-day movie premieres. To stream those titles, you need the ad-free HBO Max plan for $15 a month.

HBO Max does not directly offer a free trial to new members, but current Hulu subscribers can claim a free seven-day trial of HBO Max as an add-on. The ad-free HBO Max add-on costs $15 a month after your free trial.

Watch HBO Max through your preferred web browser or with the dedicated app on smartphones, tablets, PlayStation consoles, Xbox consoles, and streaming devices. You can also stream HBO Max on smart TV models like LG, Samsung, and Vizio. The HBO Max website has a full list of all compatible devices.

What other Emmy-winning series can I watch on HBO Max?

HBO won nine awards at the 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards for captivating series like “Mare of Easttown,” “Hacks,” and “I May Destroy You.” Kate Winslet won outstanding lead actress in a limited series for her portrayal of a police detective in rural Pennsylvania.

Other HBO series have taken home numerous Emmy awards over the years as well. A few of the other Emmy-winning series available to stream right now on HBO Max include:

  • “Band of Brothers”
  • “Barry”
  • “Big Little Lies”
  • “Euphoria”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “The Newsroom”
  • “The Sopranos”
  • “Veep”
  • “Watchmen”
  • “Westworld”
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