Not only the Waystar-Royco faces the abyss in the 4th season of “Succession“, but also the series itself. Can the HBO drama settle the family wars once and for all in the Succession season 4?
- In March 2023, the family drama “Succession” will enter its 4th season.
- After the 10 episodes, it will be the end of the disputes once and for all, as HBO surprisingly cancels the series.
- A new trailer shows: The end will be anything but harmonious. Hate, intrigue and ill will are heading our way.
The drama series “Succession” has so far been the new drawing card of the US streaming service HBO Max. The series about the media empire of family patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four children is hugely popular. An extension to season 4 was therefore foreseeable. But now series creator Jesse Armstrong shocks with the unexpected announcement that the soon to be released season will end the series.
Succession season 4: Launch
“Succession” will get a final 4th season on US streaming service HBO Max. The series will return to US programming for the final time on March 26, 2023. Also Sky Atlantic will take over the broadcast of the series. The new 10 episodes will go on air there from April 11, 2023. As early as March 27, 2023, you can also look forward to new episodes every week on Sky Q and the Wow streaming service.
Succession Season 4: Trailer
Let the family war and the power games begin. As the latest trailer for the 4th season of “Succession” shows, the big series finale will not be for the faint of heart. Everyone is planning their own intrigue to enrich themselves. The lines between friend and foe become blurred. How is this supposed to end?
Earlier, HBO released a trailer showing the drama in its full dimensions. “Succession” doesn’t say goodbye without causing as much chaos as possible.
In a short teaser announcing the finale of the popular series, we already saw Logan commiserating with his enemies. While he refers to the people who are against him as “dwarves,” he, for his part, confidently sees himself as a “giant.” We also get a first look at the now-forming “Rebel Alliance,” consisting of Shiv, Roman, Kendall, and Connor.
Succession Season 4: Storyline
Season 4 picks up where season 3 left off. Logan decides to consider Matsson’s offer to buy Waystar-Royco. In Logan’s eyes, selling the company means he wins and his children lose the opportunity.
Kendall, Roman and Shiv, recovering from their defeat, must come up with a new plan. In the new episodes, we will now see an open family war, because the Roys will not simply accept a future in which their cultural and political weight is severely limited.
Moreover, there are likely to be problems for Shiv in her marriage as well. The final scenes of the season 3 finale suggest that Tom has warned Logan about his children’s plan to gang up on him.
Succession: will it end after season 4?
In light of the positive renewal news surrounding a 4th season, questions arose early on about how many seasons “Succession” would end up on. Author Georgia Pritchett already revealed to the Sunday Times that a maximum of 5 seasons would be possible.
This information had let the fans hope of course. But now that Succession creator Jesse Armstrong has suddenly announced that the popular series will be concluded with the upcoming 4th season, general dismay is spreading. How is it that season 4 will now put an end to the series?
In an interview with The New Yorker, Armstrong explains that the series ending has always been very present in his thoughts about the process of the series. Already since season 2, he started thinking about how to bring the story to a good and round ending.
Finally, by season 4, he was now faced with the decision of whether “Succession” should become a series in which less good episodes could sometimes sneak in in the future. Together with the other series writers, however, he decided to let the series “end on a high point” and thus choose the “somewhat stronger and more complete way”.
Succession Season 4: Cast
Also expected to return in Succession Season 4 are Brian Cox as Logan Roy, Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy, Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy and Alan Ruck as Connor Roy.
Also set to appear are Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans, Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch aka Cousin Greg and J. Smith-Cameron as Gerri Kellman. Alexander Skarsgård (Lukas Matsson), Justine Lupe (Willa) and Arian Moayed (Stewy) could make guest appearances.