HBO’s black comedy series ‘Succession’ centers around the Roy family, the kingpins of the media empire Waystar RoyCo. When the patriarch of the family, Logan Roy, displays a decline in his health, the Roy siblings start to move their pawns to occupy Logan’s throne in the company. The satirical series progresses through the family’s fierce personal battles that ensue for the CEO position at the company and the consequences of those fights.
Created by Jesse Armstrong, the show originally released on June 3, 2018. Over three seasons, it has received humongous acclaim from the critics, along with a whopping nine Primetime Emmy wins. The layered drama, incredible characterizations, and engrossing narrative have made the show one of the best in recent years. After a spellbinding third round, fans of the show must be weighing the possibilities of a fourth installment. Well, we come bearing news!
Succession Season 4 Release Date
‘Succession’ season 3 premiered on October 17, 2021, on HBO, concluding its run on December 12, 2021. The third season comprises nine episodes with a runtime of 56–70 minutes each.
With regard to the fourth season, we have got delightful updates! On October 26, 2021, HBO announced the renewal of ‘Succession’ for a fourth season. The renewal was highly expected since the premiere of the third season recorded 1.4 million viewers on all platforms to mark the best launch night viewership of any HBO original series since HBO Max’s inception.
Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming, didn’t hide the impression the show made over the years. “With each season of Succession, Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision. This season [season 3] is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead,” Orsi said in a statement.
In October 2021, Brian Cox (Logan Roy) stated that the filming of season 4 is expected to commence in June 2022. He added that the writers’ may begin working on it in January 2022. Additionally, Cox hinted that the show might go on for one or two more rounds. Thus, there’s a high chance that the fourth edition might be the final season. Still, HBO hasn’t yet announced any statements regarding the show’s conclusion. Taking into consideration the hefty filming and post-production schedules, we can expect ‘Succession’ season 4 to release sometime in Q2 2023.
Succession Season 4 Cast: Who can be in it?
We can expect the return of the key players of the Roy family in season 4. Therefore, expect Brian Cox (Logan Roy), Sarah Snook (Siobhan “Shiv” Roy), Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), and Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy) to reprise their roles. We can also expect Nicholas Braun (Greg Hirsch), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans), Peter Friedman (Frank Vernon), J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman), Dagmara Domińczyk (Karolina Novotney), Justine Lupe (Willa Ferreyra), and David Rasche (Karl Muller) to return.
Other significant cast members that may be back in the fourth round include Alexander Skarsgård (Lukas Matsson), Fisher Stevens (Hugo Baker), Hiam Abbass (Marcia Roy), Arian Moayed (Stewy Hosseini), Harriet Walter (Lady Caroline Collingwood), James Cromwell (Ewan Roy), Natalie Gold (Rava Roy), and Juliana Canfield (Jess Jordan). We may also see Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Naomi Pierce) and Zoe Winters (Kerry) once again. Moreover, we can look forward to new cast additions in the upcoming months.
Succession Season 4 Plot: What can it be About?
The third season of the show focuses on Kendall’s unyielding attempts to be the next big shot of Waystar RoyCo, only for him to face setbacks one after the other. His unpromising attempt to lure his siblings to his side miserably fails, and the strategies he conceives do not really strike the aim.
Meanwhile, Logan’s attempt to pressure the White House for security instigates negative results as it threatens the company’s political survival in the future. Towards the end of season 3, Logan offers Kendall his shares of the company for $2 billion but refuses to strike a deal later. The patriarch also tries to acquire GoJo, a streaming giant. However, he ends up exposing his vulnerabilities in the process. In the season 3 finale, Logan decides to sell Waystar to GoJo without informing Kendall, Shiv, or Roman. The three siblings confront Logan but he dismisses them outright.
The show’s fourth season is expected to pick up from the aftermath of Logan’s decision to sell Waystar. With a major setback in front of them, Shiv and Roman may have to think about new strategies to stay in the game. After everything Kendall suffers in season 3, it will be interesting to see whether he will continue his efforts to fight Logan. Like the previous three installments, season 4 may continue to depict the shifting dynamics of the family as Logan is all set to revive his imposing power in the political and business spheres without the aid of Shiv or Roman.
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