The New Season of “Succession” Will Officially Be Its Last

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Good news: the next season of “Succession” is arriving this March. Bad news: creator Jesse Armstrong has revealed the fourth season will also be the hit HBO show’s last. In an interview with The New Yorker published Feb. 23, Armstrong explained why the show is coming to an end now, saying, “You know, there’s a promise in the title of ‘Succession.’ I’ve never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind. From Season 2, I’ve been trying to think: Is it the next one, or the one after that, or is it the one after that?” But he confessed that he tried to put the decision to end the series for good off as long as he could.

The decision, he said, was ultimately made when the season four writers met and discussed the different paths the show could take from here. They could do two more short seasons, or turn the series into “a more rangy, freewheeling kind of fun show” that would go on for a long time but be more uneven. “Or we could do something a bit more muscular and complete, and go out sort of strong. And that was definitely always my preference,” he explained. The decision to end came as they wrote and filmed the season. “I said to the cast, ‘I’m not a hundred per cent sure, but I think this is it,'” he explained. Armstrong added that he started to realize the show would end after four seasons while writing the second one. He added that the story they told will be “complete” at the end.

Armstrong also revealed some juice about the final season, including that it opens with another birthday party for Logan Roy (Brian Cox). HBO released the most recent trailer for the series on Jan. 26, and it shows the Roy children at war following the explosive season three finale. In it, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), and Roman (Kieran Culkin) are plotting against their father while Logan consorts with his son-in-law, Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen). At the end of the trailer, Tom sits with Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) and explains the high stakes of what they’re about to try to do. “This is a chessboard, and every move counts,” he says. “Like Israel-Palestine, Greg, but harder, and much more important.”

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The streamer shared the first official teaser trailer for the fourth season in October 2022, and it definitely promises more megalomania from Logan as his kids desperately try to unseat him once again. “I’m a hundred feet tall,” Logan declares at the beginning of the trailer as he looks over his empire.

HBO Max previously released a megateaser for their upcoming series on Oct. 16, 2022, and it included our very first look at season four of “Succession.” “This is not the end. We’re killing the opposition,” Logan declares in one clip, with Tom by his side. “I’m going to build something better, faster, meaner, wilder. I love it here. I f*cking love it!”

Keep reading to get the scoop on the upcoming fourth and final season of “Succession,” including plot details and the cast.

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