HBO’s hit show Succession is currently in its fourth and final season. We’ll be revealing the filming locations used in each episode as they air weekly. You can also catch up on all the fabulous Succession filming locations of the first three seasons in this list. The drama is one of those shows that grows on you and suddenly hits you with a bang, making that binge session worth it.
The show certainly packs a lot of star power behind the scenes and in the cast. Succession is executive produced by Oscar-winner Adam McKay (The Big Short), Frank Rich (HBO’s “Veep”), Will Ferrell, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter (HBO’s The Night Of) and Mark Mylod (HBO’s “Entourage”), and created by Oscar-winner Jesse Armstrong (In the Loop), who is also the series showrunner and an executive producer. The music is written by two-time Oscar nominee Nicholas Britell, who also composed the soundtrack to The Big Short and Moonlight.
The cast of Succession is led by Shakespearean actor Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy. The parallels to the Murdoch family are impossible to miss, down to the “ATN Network,” clearly a stand-in for FOX News. In previous seasons, storylines drew on political upheaval in the United States. Other notable actors on the show include Kieran Culkin, who plays Logan’s waywardly youngest son Roman, Matthew Macfayden as Tom Wamsgams, husband of Logan’s daughter Siobhan “Shiv” Roy, and Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, Logan’s second son who appeared to be the heir apparent of Waystar Royco at the opening of the second season. As we go into Season 4, the tension between Logan and his children is at an all-time high.
Succession films mostly in New York City (with forays to Washington D.C., Long Island, New Mexico, England, and more foreign Succession filming locations in season three), embodying the locales of the rich and powerful. Influence is the name of the game here, but Machiavelli and Shakespeare are ever-present.
1. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Episode 9 of Succession, the penultimate in the series, is a somber one as the Roy family attends Logan’s funeral. The church service, where Roman, Kendall, and Shiv all give a eulogy, was shot at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. The church is on Park Avenue, close to where Logan’s Fifth Avenue townhouse is supposed to be on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
The congregation was founded by Irish immigrants in 1851. Their first church was a simple wooden structure at the corner of 84th Street named for St. Lawrence O’Toole, an Irish Bishop. As the congregation grew, and administration was transferred to the Jesuits, the church earned enough money to construct a larger and more grand building. The classical limestone building we see today opened in 1900 and was declared a New York City Landmark in 1969.