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Review: In HBO’s ‘Succession,’ the Family That Preys Together

“Succession,” the new Sunday-night drama on HBO, is about the members of a very rich family, the kind who can afford to have every desire recorded on smartphones by trailing assistants and then carried out. (When the desires aren’t pure fantasy, or excessively illegal.)

There are families this wealthy in real life, of course, like the Murdochs, who bear a few resemblances to the show’s fictional Roy family. The Roys control the world’s fifth-largest media conglomerate, whose cabl

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