The Ultimate Guide to Succession Filming Locations: Where the Roy Family Goes to Argue and Scheme (and Where You Can’t Afford to Stay)
Succession, the critically acclaimed HBO series, has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with its gripping storyline and stellar performances by the cast. We here at AG headquarters agree, (and we’re a little bummed this season will be the last).
The show is known for its intricate plot and character development and its stunning locations, which play a crucial role in bringing the story to life. From the bustling streets of New York City to the lush countryside of Scotland, the show’s production team has managed to capture the essence of each location, transporting the viewers to the world of the ultra-wealthy Roy family.
In this roundup, we have compiled a list of the sites used in Succession’s show seasons and information about where the cast and crew were during filming.
List of locations in Season 1:
- New York City, New York, USA – the Roy family’s headquarters and various interior and exterior shots throughout the season
- Tarrytown, New York, USA – Roy family estate, filmed at Lyndhurst Mansion
- Montauk, New York, USA – the beach house where Kendall and his friend’s party in the first episode
- Roslyn, New York, USA – the funeral home where the family mourns the death of a colleague
- Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, USA – the location of the helicopter pad where Kendall and Logan have a heated argument
- Newport, Rhode Island, USA – the location of a family yacht excursion
- Eastnor Castle in the United Kingdom’s Herefordshire – the location of the wedding of Shiv and Tom
- Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – the location of the shareholder meeting
- Keszthely, Hungary – the location of the boar hunting trip that Logan takes with his executives.
List of locations in Season 2:
- New York City, New York, USA – The primary setting of the show, where most of the scenes take place.
- Dundee, New York, USA – The location of the Pierce family retreat, where the Roys go to negotiate the sale of their media company.
- Istanbul, Turkey – A location where Kendall travels to attend a business conference.
- Argestes, Romania – The site of a luxurious international business conference attended by the Roys.
- Aberdeen, Scotland – The location of the Roy family’s ancestral home, where Logan travels to negotiate a deal with the locals.
- Washington D.C., USA – A location where Logan meets with senators to discuss acquiring a news network.
- London, England – A location where Shiv works on a political campaign and Logan travels to handle business affairs.
- Reykjavik, Iceland – The location of a media company retreat that Tom and Greg attend.
List of locations in Season 3:
- New York, United States – Woolworth Building, 35 Hudson Yards, The Shed, The Plaza, Cooper Union Foundation Building, New York Marriott Marquis, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Mandarin Oriental
- Ellenville, upstate New York, United States – Honor’s Haven Retreat & Conference (Hotel Clio)
- Richmond, Virginia, United States – Jefferson Hotel (exterior), The Plaza (interiors)
- Wainscott, New York, United States – Josh Aaronson’s glass-walled waterfront property (private home).
List of locations in Season 4:
- New York, United States – Peter McManus Café, Jean-Georges in Trump Tower, The Mark Hotel, The Woolworth Building, 35 Hudson Yards, The Shed, The Plaza, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, New York Marriott Marquis, Cooper Union Foundation Building and the Maru Karaoke Lounge
- Los Angeles – Film Studios and west coast offices
- Santa Monica, California, United States – San Onofre Drive mansion in Pacific Palisades
- Montecito, California – “Nan Pierce’s home” also known as Peabody Estate, owned by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, the 22,000 square feet mansion sits on 11 acres.
- Norway – Atlantic Ocean Road, Juvet Landscape Hotel, Nesaksla mountain, Eggen Restaurant, Romsdalen Gondola, Kjeragbolten
- Barbados – Sunset views on a terrace, Bathsheba Village beach,
Did you know?
Succession’s filming locations didn’t always mean “on location”, as some of the show’s production team had to recreate a replica of the ATN News network studio in a real-life New York City TV studio for season two.
This was because the studio where they had initially filmed the scenes for the first season was no longer available, and the showrunners wanted to maintain consistency in the look and feel of the news network.
A little history:
Succession, the ultra-successful television drama series that premiered on HBO in 2018 was created by Jesse Armstrong, also known for his work on shows such as Peep Show and The Thick of It.
Succession follows the lives of the Roy family, a wealthy and influential family that owns a media conglomerate called Waystar Royco.
The family patriarch, Logan Roy, is played by Brian Cox. The show explores the family dynamics and power struggles that occur as the family members vie for company control. The show has been praised for its sharp writing, strong performances, and portrayal of the elite world of media and finance.