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HBO's Succession Begins Its Final Season of Backstabbing Family Drama

Plus: Hulu has Great Expectations, Kiefer Sutherland goes down the Rabbit Hole, and more.
  • Brian Cox in Succession Season 4 (Photo: Macall Polay/HBO)
    Brian Cox in Succession Season 4 (Photo: Macall Polay/HBO)

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    Brian Cox imperiously presides over Succession’s fourth and final season this week, while FX and Olivia Colman look to entertain the Dickens out of you with Great Expectations, and Kiefer Sutherland delves into yet another governmental conspiracy with Rabbit Hole.


    Sunday, 9:00 PM ET on HBO

    After successfully outmaneuvering his duplicitous offspring in last season’s finale, Brian Cox’s Rupert Murdoch stand-in Logan Roy looks for new ways to make the media landscape self-servingly worse. Meanwhile, his children, played by Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Kieran Culkin, lick their wounds and regroup for some vengeance-minded corporate fratricide. Succession’s greatest strength is its ability to make us care about plutocratic jerks, with the stellar supporting cast (including Alan Ruck, J. Smith-Cameron, Fisher Stevens, and David Rasche) injecting Jesse Armstrong’s sprawling tale of capitalist intrigue with unexpected humanity. Primetimer’s Joe Reid remains emphatic that time hasn’t softened Succession’s deliciously compelling villainy, declaring this lot “TV’s best ensemble” as they jockey for prime positions as the final pieces fall.

    Great Expectations

    Sunday, Hulu

    Olivia Colman dons the decaying wedding gown of the long-ago jilted Miss Havisham in this darkly re-imagined adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel of class and gender warfare. Brianna Wellen praises Oscar winner Colman in the gritty, six-part limited series from Peaky Blinders’ Steven Knight, writing in her review for Primetimer, “She’s not lost in a fog of her former life: She’s choosing to put on this uniform every day, preparing for the battle to come.” Catch the first two episodes on Sunday.

    Rabbit Hole

    Sunday, Paramount+

    Kiefer Sutherland just can’t stay away from a juicy government conspiracy. The 24 star falls right into Rabbit Hole’s abyss of international intrigue as a spy framed for murder by a far-reaching, anti-democratic organization. With assistance and/or menace from the likes of co-stars Charles Dance, Rob Yang, and Meta Golding, Sutherland’s spook seeks to get to the bottom of things before his powerful enemies come calling. The first two episodes of the action-packed thriller air Sunday.

    The Big Door Prize

    Wednesday, Apple TV+

    Chris O’Dowd stars in a whimsical comedy series about a mysterious machine that inexplicably appears in a small town’s grocery store. O’Dowd, who appeared in an episode of Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone, should know better than to trust an unexplained gizmo that promises to predict users’ destinies, but soon he and the rest of the town are clamoring to learn what The Big Door Prize’s eerily glowing contraption has in store for them. Three episodes of the M.O. Walsh adaptation stream Wednesday.


    Thursday, Netflix (Full Season)

    It’s father-son fun as Rob Lowe and his real-life offspring John Owen Lowe co-star in a comedy about an eccentric bio-tech visionary who’s lost his mojo. With the younger Lowe on hand to reluctantly nudge his wayward father back on track after the death of his wife, Unstable looks to follow in the great sitcom tradition of mining their heartfelt story for laughs.

    The Power

    Friday, Prime Video

    When the teenage girls of the world suddenly gain the power to blast deadly electricity from their fingertips, the universe shifts on its axis in this high-concept drama series based on the book by Naomi Alderman. Toni Collette plays the politician attempting to channel the newfound wave of female empowerment, while once domineering men (including Josh Charles’ smug governor and Eddie Marsan’s London crime boss) discover how it feels to be on the other side of a serious power imbalance.

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    Dennis Perkins is a freelance entertainment writer with bylines at The A.V. Club, Paste, Ultimate Classic Rock, The Portland Press Herald, and elsewhere.

    TOPICS: Succession, The Big Door Prize, Great Expectations, The Power, Rabbit Hole, Unstable