One of the few TV series that draws the entire world together is Succession, as Season 4 of the show is highly anticipated. The hit HBO drama follows billionaire Roy and his dysfunctional progeny as they attempt to stab each other in the back in order to become the new CEO of their family’s global media empire. With son Kendall’s effort to usurp his father being broadcast on television, Season 3 went into “full beast mode.” Kendall’s death was also sadly televised. By the time the season three finale aired in December 2021, the writers had blown the program-wide open, with a dramatic finish that left fans clamoring for answers right away. We’ll have to wait and be patient, unfortunately.
Season 4 of Succession is officially on the way. Season 3 continued to establish why Jesse Armstrong’s dramatized version of the Murdoch media empire is one of the greatest HBO Max shows around, blending tension and comedy in ways rarely seen on film. With a cult following in recent years, it’s no surprise that HBO has already renewed Succession for a fourth season, and we’re looking forward to seeing how future episodes will tie up loose ends left by season 3’s epic cliffhanger.
What Was Season 3 About?
Kendall began with lofty plans to lead a coup against his father, lost hope to the point of near-death, and only then found the backing he craved. Even though Kendall lost to his father in the last minutes, the season’s story revolves around this strange triumph of sorts. Kendall’s loss of hope can be seen throughout the season, episode after episode, as he is emotionally alienated from everyone in his life, one by one – sometimes fairly, sometimes not.
He intended for his large press conference in the season opener to impress Rava, but instead, she was upset by his girlfriend, Naomi’s, recklessness. Then there was the episode where Connor led the siblings in opposing Kendall’s proposals at the sibling summit. He ridiculed Shiv at an employee meeting, and she spat on his notepad in response. In exchange for a rum and Coke, Greg returned to Logan’s side. Logan staged the phony meeting to embarrass him, then instructed Kerry to permanently block his phone number.
Tom turned him down in the diner in episode six. Roman received the heartbreaking birthday card that sent him into a tailspin. Even Kendall’s mother declined to support him in Episode Eight. Now he has the weirdest kind of redemption: confessing to his siblings lifts a huge weight off his shoulders that he never expected to feel, and working alongside them re-energizes him to the point where, even though he’s down, he’s the one who looks like he’s not out in the end.
Because he’s seen Logan at his worst and has little to lose, he appears to be the least terrified of him. Kendall, unlike Shiv and Roman, was not clinging to the last vestiges of his father’s relationship. Kendall appeared to be regaining power at the conclusion of last season. Then, he spent an entire season appearing to be sinking back into despair, only to reclaim it by telling the truth at the perfect time. He’s not drowning this time.
Succession Season 4 Release Date
Thankfully, Season 4 of Succession has been confirmed only days before the premiere of the new season. Unfortunately, no release date has been set, and filming is not expected to begin until later this year. As a result, it’s unlikely to happen until at least late 2022. Seasons one and two debuted on HBO in the summers of 2018 and 2019, respectively. However, work on season three was halted due to the pandemic. As a result, in October 2021, it was introduced. It’s unclear whether they’ll keep this later time slot or revert to their previous schedule during the summer.
When Season 3 of “Succession” was only two episodes old in October, Variety reported that the blockbuster HBO series had been renewed for a fourth season. For the time being, it’s unclear whether Season 4 will be the final season of drama, with show creator Jesse Armstrong saying that all he knows is that the ‘Succession’ title holds promise, and it can’t continue on forever. While he claimed that Season 5 would be the final season of the series, many fans believe Season 4 will be the final season. The release date for Season 4 of “Succession” is still unknown. According to Brian Cox, the script for the new season is still being developed.
In October, the actor speculated that filming could begin in January 2022. According to Cox, Season 4 would begin production in June of the following year. Season 4 of “Succession” is unlikely to premiere before 2022, based on this timeline. At this time, it appears that 2023 is the most likely release date. Season 3 began filming in November 2020, although the show didn’t broadcast until October of this year. Keep your hats on, as Succession Season 4 Episode 1 may not arrive until March 2023.
Who Will Return In The Cast?
Season 4 of “Succession” is expected to bring back all of our favorite characters. It would be a huge shock if no one showed up for the season finale. Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, and Sarah Snook will undoubtedly return, angrier than ever, after the blow they endured in Episode 9. Connor Roy will undoubtedly join them, albeit with a bit more angst because his seniority means sh-, well, nothing. Without Brian Cox, who will play a major part in Season 4, “Succession” would not be “Succession.” Gerri’s return, as well as those of the two Waystar acolytes, Frank Vernon and Karl Muller, is likewise welcomed.
Given his upcoming takeover of Waystar — or is it GoJo now? — Lukas Matsson will very certainly be played again by Alexander Skarsgard. GoJo RoyCo? Without Tom Wambsgams, a.k.a. Judas, what would “Succession” look like? Season 4 will involve a lot of Greg Hirsch since you can’t build a Tomlette without breaking some Gregs. Other characters we expect to see in Season 4 are Will, Marcia, Hugo, and Kerry.
Adrien Brody, who played wealthy businessman Josh Aaronson for a few episodes in season 3, isn’t sure if he’ll be back. Aaronson was used by the showrunners of Succession to put doubt on Logan’s abilities as an aging CEO. It’s difficult to envision where Brody may take the character next after accomplishing that aim. We wouldn’t be surprised to see additional A-listers enter the Succession boardrooms as new characters, even if Brody does not reprise his role as Aaronson in Season 4.
What Is Going To Happen In Season 4?
While it’s impossible to predict what Season 4’s plot will be, the Season 3 finale gave us a pretty good indication of where this story is going. The three Roy children will most likely be a united front once Season 4 begins and hopefully continues. They’ve all reached their own judgments about Logan, and now it’s time to put him out of his misery. Daddy has made it plain that he doesn’t care about their feelings and will always prioritize his own needs.
In Season 4, we expect a lot of backstabbing, lying, and retribution, but not on the wrong people. As a result of Tom’s ultimate blindside, there will very probably be considerable fallout in one of the show’s most important relationships. Shiv may have acted foolishly in the final moments of the season finale, but we doubt she’ll be able to maintain the act for more than the first episode of Season 4. Maybe we can cross our fingers that Tom didn’t divulge Logan’s identity and that this conclusion was deceptive. It doesn’t matter if it’s true or not.
Kendall may find atonement in Season 4 in terms of other narrative points. On “Succession,” no one has seen more ups and downs than the kinda-eldest Roy kid, and no one is rooting for him more than the viewers. Will he take the throne of Waystar in the end? Will there be a buy-out? Will Greg become Luxembourg’s Grand Duke? Set your DVRs and maintain your HBO Max subscriptions until “Succession” Season 4 premieres in 2028. I’m joking, but Most likely in 2023.
Will Succession Season 4 Be The Last Season?
We’re convinced that Season 4 of Succession will not be the final season of the show. Despite the fact that HBO’s recent press release made no mention of future seasons, discussions with the cast and crew have put our fears to rest. For example, series regular Brian Cox, who plays Logan Roy, the family’s patriarch, has stated that he expects two more series before they’re finished. Georgia Pritchett, the show’s executive producer, agreed, saying last year that she doesn’t think Succession would run longer than five seasons.
She believes that the maximum number of seasons is five, but that it is more likely to be four; [Jesse Armstrong] is only suggesting one more at this moment. The show’s creator, Armstrong, has declared that he wishes for the series to end. That story, he believes, will come to an end at some point and won’t be able to go on much longer. After Season 4, it’s likely that the fifth season of Succession will be released, allowing Logan plenty of time to pick a successor to his media empire.