Expectations around Succession They are high, especially with their premiere at the door, but there are also other productions that catch for their stories about power and family (dysfunctional), and that you can see in the different services of streaming, from Apple TV Plus to Netflix.
What can be said about the production created by the British Jesse Armstrong (Peep show)? The story focuses on the billionaire Roy family, made up of the patriarch Logan and sons Kendall, Shiv, Roman and Connor, and the attempt of each of the latter to be the one chosen to succeed their father. But then their need to be listened to beyond orders and their desire to be taken into account by a father who commands respect, but at the same time awakens the deepest hatred, comes first.
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How is it alike? In the power struggle between two very defined sides, in the case of Billions, a United States attorney and millionaire scammers.
What is it about? The series, about to premiere its sixth season in January 2022, stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. However, the latter will take a break in the new installment after having suffered the loss of his wife, actress Helen McCrory (Peaky blinders). The official synopsis for the next season says that Rhoades (Giamatti) must develop a new strategy, a sharper and more sophisticated, while members of the opposing side will have to seek new alliances to survive.
How is it alike? In which each of the members of the Rayburn family – like the Roys – has an internal fight, which will also make them face each other.
What is it about? Fans of this series think that it was canceled in advance, with only three installments. In the story, a simple celebration is transformed into dark memories, especially with the arrival of “the black sheep” of the family, Danny, the oldest son of the Rayburns. However, no one is saved from controversy in the confusing environment that is created.
How is it alike? In which he portrays a family that has nothing to do with the rest, that is, royalty. On Succession, the Roys also live in another reality, a bit blinded by the power of money.
What is it about? The series that follows the British Crown, especially Queen Elizabeth II, is developed from the drama film The Queen (2006), by Peter Morgan, and ranges from the marriage of the now monarch to Felipe until the beginning of the 21st century, without neglecting that, in the end, they are human beings.
How is it alike? In which the parents portrayed in both series, Michael Desiato (Bryan Cranston) and Logan Roy (Brian Cox), will do everything they can to get what they want. On the one hand, one seeks to “save” his only son, while the other will not give up a penny to stay in power.
What is it about? Bryan Craston (Breaking bad) plays a respected New Orleans city judge. Everything seems to be going well for both him and his son, however, one day the latter runs over another young man. When the judge discovers who the victim’s father is, he will take a step back in surrendering his son.
The Morning Show
How is it alike? In which scandals and the struggle for power happen even in the best families, be it a television program or a large conglomerate of companies.
What is it about? The Morning Show, in the series, is a popular news program directed by Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell), who is fired amid a sexual misconduct scandal. Alex will do his best to stay in charge of the broadcast, but it won’t be that easy, especially with the presence of Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon), an aspiring journalist.
Big Little Lies
How is it alike? In a portrait of a group of families that do not have economic deficiencies, however, that does not mean that they are satisfied or happy.
What is it about? The cast of this production is striking, made up of names such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoë Kravitz and Laura Dern. The relationships that are portrayed in the story, located in Monterrey, California, seem perfect, although there is a great secret that not everyone is willing to put up with. Who will break first?
How is it alike? In that there is an internal war in the characters, especially when they feel that their “dynasty” is being violated.
What is it about? Based on the production of the same name from the eighties, it tells the story of a billionaire family whose father, Blake, becomes engaged to an employee, so Fallon Carrington, the daughter of the rich man, will do everything possible to separate them, even investigating the past of who could become his stepmother. In February of this year, the series was renewed for a fifth season.
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