- Created By: Jesse Armstrong
- Launched On: June 3, 2018
- Streamer: HBO
- Seasons: 4
Who doesn’t love a story about super-rich elites who are almost impossible to love and equally impossible to hate? It’s a look at America through a lens that doesn’t always feel so comfortable, but it sure as hell is entertaining. That’s been the case with HBO’s Succession, which is now entering Season 4. It will be the last though, so let’s make sure we are all caught up before things kick off.
Let’s take a look at everything we know about Succession, where the Roy family stands following the last set of stories, and what to expect from the Succession cast this time around.
SUCCESSION HAS BEEN A CRITICAL AND AWARD-WINNING HIT FOR HBO
Succession has enjoyed immense success for HBO and it’s easy to see why. The story of the Roy family and the machinations (both financial and interpersonal) around WayStar Royco has made for fascinating television. It’s darkly comedic and tragic all at the same time, a welcome window into the highest points of American culture and the absurdity there within.
The series has had considerable success since it launched in 2018 with a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and multiple major awards along the way. In 2020 and 2022, it won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing. Plus, Jeremy Strong won Outstanding Lead Actor for Season 2.
There have been many other wins and nominations along the way as well. And that could be the case when Season 4 is all said and done.
SUCCESSION SEASON 4 WILL BE THE LAST OF THE SERIES
Let’s start with the bad news first. It looks like Succession Season 4 will be the final time we see this group of characters on the small screen together. Creator Jesse Armstrong had said in late February that this would be the last turn for the series and the show would be wrapping up on its own terms.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Armstrong outlined some of the thought processes that went into his and the writers’ decision to call the ball after this next season. He discussed how they played out a variety of different options for how the show could maybe go on, or even look different with other iterations.
But ultimately, according to Armstrong, for Succession Season 4, the group decided to “…do something a bit more muscular and complete and go out sort of strong. And that was definitely always my preference.”
In terms of ending on one’s own terms, this is often the exception and not the rule when it comes to television. Too often, series will either get canceled early in a run for a number of different reasons or they will go on forever, completely overstaying the welcome when it comes to putting out creative and tight stories.
And HBO execs were quick to reiterate that not only would Succession Season 4 be the last for the show, but there were unlikely to be spin-offs in this universe. From that perspective, it seems like the powers that be definitely see the series as a whole unit and not lined up to actually be something that serves much in the way of side stories or universe-building.
SUCCESSION MAIN CAST
The success of Succession is built on its whip-smart writing and the unbelievable cast which has come together to formulate one of the best groups working on television. It’s just one of the things that make the return of Succession for Season 4 such an exciting prospect.
For starters, the core Roy family is all still in the mix. That’s Brian Cox as Logan, Jeremy Strong as Kendall, Sarah Snook as Shiv, Kieran Culkin as Roman, and Alan Ruck as Connor. Plus we have Matthew Macfayden as Tom Wambsgans and Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch. For the most part, this makes up the core group of family members who’ve all staked some claim on the aforementioned succession of Waystar Royco.
There are plenty of other characters who are also set to return for Succession Season 4. We should get Waystar stooges with Dagmara Domińczyk as Karolina Novotney, David Rasche as Karl Muller, J. Smith-Cameron as Gerri Kellman, and Peter Friedman as Frank Vernon. Plus Alexander Skarsgard is set to come back as Gojo CEO Lukas Matsson.
Latest Succession News
Jeremy Strong Almost Gave Succession A Completely Different Alternate Ending
Jeremy Strong filmed an alternative final scene for Succession that would have been far more tragic.
Brian Cox Has Wild Opinion On Succession’s Latest Season
Brian Cox thinks Logan Roy was killed off too early.
Succession Is Going To End Just Like Game Of Thrones?
Succession star Jeremy Strong compares the show’s ending to that of Game of Thrones, calling it a symbolic “Dracarys moment.”
Succession Season 5 Actually Happening With One Star Returning?
Kieran Culkin says he could’ve seen a “great” fifth season, but trusted the series creator, Jesse Armstrong, to make that final decision.
Succession Just Had The Most Shocking Death In Television History
Brian Cox’s Logan Roy unexpectedly died in the Succession episode “Connor’s Wedding.”
Deadpool 3 Casts Succession Star In First Superhero Role
Matthew Mcfayden plays Tom Wambsgans on Succession, and now he’s joined Deadpool 3 in an undisclosed role.
Brian Cox Is Glad His Best Project Ever Is Getting Canceled
Brian Cox is glad that Succession is coming to an end as he prefers shows end on a high note instead of continuing indefinitely, which he calls “an American thing.”
HBO Shooting Down A Spin-Off To One Of Their Most Popular Shows?
HBO’s Succession isn’t likely to get a spin-off with the head of the network saying it wouldn’t be natural.
HBO Just Canceled Its Best Series
HBO’s popular series, Succession, will end after its fourth season.
Succession Star Hates His Co-Star’s On-Set Behavior
Brian Cox takes issue with his Succession co-star Jeremy Strong, choosing to method act his role as Kendall Roy whenever he is on set.
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Succession Star Jeremy Strong Was Almost Cast As The Biggest Avenger
Jeremy Strong was almost cast as the pre-transformation body of Captain America.
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Brian Cox Throws Shade At An Oscar-Nominated Actor
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Brian Cox Has Compared HBO To A Highly Controversial Military Force
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