This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Cody Mello-Klein.
Spoiler alert: This article contains specific plot details about events in Season 4 of “Succession.”
For four seasons, HBO's “Succession” has drawn audiences with the darkly comic yet tragic power struggles, betrayals and squabbling of the Roy family. But for Kimberly Eddleston, the show has hit much closer to home––literally.
The Roys, an ultra-rich Murdoch-esque media family, are, in many ways, deeply despicable. As the Roy siblings––Kendall, Shiv and Roman––have battled it out for their father's good graces in the hopes of taking over their family's company, Waystar Royco, they've shown little empathy. And a willingness to backstab their loved ones if it means getting a little more power.
However, even at its most over-the-top moments, the show is a shockingly accurate portrayal of what succession can do to a family business.