A month and some change away from its fourth season premiere, Deadline reports that Succession’s upcoming season will complete the series. Creator Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show), who has won five Emmys including two Outstanding Drama Series statuettes, revealed the news during an interview with The New Yorker.
The HBO series is set to air its now final season on Sunday, March 26, following the apocalyptic events of the third season’s finale which wrapped in December 2021. The previous season witnessed the ambitious Roy siblings – Kendall, Siobhan, and Roman – endure a bitter betrayal that could upend their future within the family business – a media empire known as Waystar Royco. The company’s CEO, patriarch Logan Roy, is planning to sell the company to a tech savant after finding out his children were staging a coup to take control.
The Emmy-winning drama stars Brain Cox (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) as poppa Roy with Jeremy Strong (Armaggedon Time), Sarah Snook (Run Rabbitt Run), and Kieran Culkin (Igby Goes Down) playing children Kendall, Siobhan, and Roman, respectively. As they are the main cast, the show boasts a wealth of supporting roles held by Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen (Stonehouse), Hiam Abbass (Ramy), J. Smith-Cameron (Vengeance), Nicholas Braun (Cat Person), Alan Ruck (Freaky), Zoe Winters (The Method), and Peter Friedman (She Said).
Armstong explained his reasoning for making this season the last hurrah.
“There are a few different aspects. One, we could have said it as soon as I sort of decided, almost when we were writing it, which I think would be weird and perverse,” Armstong said via Deadline. “We could have said it at the end of the season. I quite like that idea, creatively, because then the audience is just able to enjoy everything as it comes, without trying to figure things out, or perceiving things in a certain way once they know it’s the final season. But, also, the countervailing thought is that we don’t hide the ball very much on the show. I feel a responsibility to the viewership, and I personally wouldn’t like the feeling of, ‘Oh, that’s it, guys. That was the end.’ I wouldn’t like that in a show. I think I would like to know it is coming to an end.”
For three seasons viewers have witnessed the almost Shakespearean turmoil of the Roys as they battle for corporate dominance. Along the way, the series has earned 48 Emmy nominations and 13 wins including two for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and acting wins for Strong, Macfadyen, and Cherry Jones (Five Days at Memorial).
According to Deadline, season four will welcome four new faces to the fold: Adam Goley (The Great), Eili Harboe (The Wave), Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson (Infinite), and Annabeth Gish (Midnight Mass).
Until the beginning of the end, stream the first three seasons of Succession on HBO Max.