“How am I supposed to follow this? He just promised them eternal life.” – Tom
Only five days are left! A brand new episode simply titled “Tailgate Party” is all set to premiere on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at the same time slot of 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO Max, just like the other original series and movies that are exclusively available on the streaming platform. The synopsis of the episode hasn’t been released yet in order to avoid major spoilers before the official premiere.
On the bright side, the network released a new short 50-second preview of the episode a few hours ago, which showcases the first tailgate party being held, and suddenly it has been interrupted by some “VIPs!” and the tension keeps on growing as the seasons pass by! Take a look at the official promo for Succession Season 4 Episode 7 below:
Succession Season 4 Episode 6: What happened in the previous episode?
The plot of the seventh episode will pick up from the prior episode, “Living+,” in which for Waystar’s Investor Day, the Roys travel back to Los Angeles, where they prepare to open “Living+,” a posh assisted living facility that Logan had envisioned before his passing. Matsson objects to the plan and makes an unsuccessful attempt to talk Shiv out of it by informing her of his acrimonious negotiations with Kendall and Roman in Norway. Her brothers confess to Shiv that they do not like the GoJo transaction.
Due to the problematic production of their most recent movie, Roman fires the head of Waystar’s film division. Later, after Gerri confronts him about it, he also fires Gerri. Tom and Shiv rekindle their romantic relationship. For the Living+ product launch, Kendall creates a bizarre presentation in the hopes of generating enough investment interest to make the GoJo acquisition unworkable. Despite Shiv and Roman’s worries, he successfully completes his speech, greatly enhancing the value of Waystar shares.
To recap and get more details about what happened in the last episode, take a look at this exclusive clip from the cast of Succession and creator Jesse Armstrong delving into pivotal scenes from each episode and giving an inside look into the sixth episode as they look at how each of the Roy children is coping with stepping into their father’s shoes, heading into the product launch of Living+.
Succession Season 4: What to expect in the final season?
The official description of the final season of Succession, as per the press release, states, “In the upcoming fourth season, the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.”
Moreover, in an interview with The New Yorker back in February 2023, Armstrong confirmed that the series would conclude with the fourth season. He stated that while the season was not initially pitched as the series’ last, quote, “I like operating the writing room by coming in with a sort of proposition and then being genuinely open to alternative ways of going. The decision to end solidified through the writing and even when we started filming: I said to the cast, ‘I’m not a hundred percent sure, but I think this is it. Because I didn’t want to bullshit them, either.'”
The main cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Juliana Canfield, and Jeannie Berlin. Additional cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Cherry Jones, Hope Davis, Justin Kirk, and Stephen Root. Other cast members include Annabeth Gish, Adam Godley, Eili Harboe, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
The newly announced returning cast includes Harriet Walter (Lady Caroline Collingwood), James Cromwell (Ewan Roy), Natalie Gold (Rava Roy), Caitlin Fitzgerald (Tabitha), Ashley Zukerman (Nate Sofrelli), Larry Pine (Sandy Furness), Mark-Linn Baker (Maxim Pierce), and Pip Torrens (Peter Munion) The series is created by Jesse Armstrong; executive produced by Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy, and Will Ferrell. Jesse Armstrong serves as the showrunner.
Succession Season 4: How many episodes are left?
The fourth and final season consists of 10 episodes with an average runtime of 56 to 70 minutes per episode, which makes its debut on a weekly basis every Sunday. The network has not revealed much about the upcoming episodes to avoid early spoilers, which will be disclosed once the premiere date approaches. But it is clear now that the series is all set to conclude on Sunday, May 28, 2023, with only four episodes left to air, which are as follows:
- Season 4 Episode 1: The Munsters – March 26, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 2: Rehearsal – April 3, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 3: Connor’s Wedding – April 9, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 4: Honeymoon States – April 16, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 5: Kill List – April 23, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 6: Living+ – April 30, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 7: Tailgate Party – May 7, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 8: America Decides – May 14, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 9: Church and State – May 21, 2023
- Season 4 Episode 10: With Open Eyes – May 28, 2023
The series will air on HBO in the United States and will be available to stream in 4K resolution on HBO Max as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, membership on the platform costs $10 per month (or $100 per year) for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month (or $150 per year) for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preferences and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users, with TV shows and movies ranging across different genres.
For international viewers to stream the show, you’ll have to use a VPN if HBO services aren’t available in your location and you want to stream the episodes with the rest of the world and don’t want to miss out on the final season. You can also stream Succession by renting or purchasing it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu, depending on your region. So, while you wait for the new episode to premiere on HBO, take a look at the official trailer of Succession Season 4, which highlights:
“The rebel alliance. Succession tracks the lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father (Brian Cox) begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.” The trailer also picks up from the Season 3 finale, when patriarch Logan Roy betrayed his adult kids, and explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy and his four grown children, Kendall, and Connor.
While you wait for Succession Season 4 Episode 7 to premiere, catch up on the previous episodes.