Here is everything you need to know about when Succession Season 4 will premiere on HBO Max.
Ever since the third season of the show aired, audiences and critics have given it a fairly positive response across the world. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds a 97% approval rating with an average rating of 9.35 out of 10, based on 141 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Fans already buying what Succession is selling will be pleasantly surprised to find its third season in crackling form – even if it gets a little too real from time to time.” On Metacritic, the season has a weighted average score of 92 out of 100, based on 31 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”
This has led to much anticipation among the viewers, who are hoping to watch the next chapter because they want to know more about the showrunner’s future plans and how this satirical black comedy-drama series can be explored further. If you enjoyed Succession as much as we did, we’ve put together a list of things to look forward to while you recall the previous season to understand the series’ present status and whether or not the forthcoming season of this exclusive series will be premiering in 2022 or not.
Continue reading to learn and uncover all your questions.
Succession Season 4: Is it renewed or canceled?
With only two episodes into its third season, the network has renewed the Jesse Armstrong-created show for a fourth season. The decision is unsurprising given that the family drama drew more than 1.4 million viewers across all platforms on its debut, marking the best launch night performance of any original series since HBO Max went live. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing a post among its followers, simply quoting, “Renewed for Season 4.” Take a look at the post below:
Renewed for Season 4. pic.twitter.com/iDrJMzEvqd
— Succession (@succession) October 26, 2021
Succession Season 4: When will the new season be released?
As mentioned above, ever since the renewal announcement, it has now been confirmed that the new season will premiere in the spring of 2023. On June 27, 2022, production on the 10-episode fourth season began in New York City, with Mark Mylod directing the first episode. It was confirmed in October 2022 that filming took place in western Norway, including locations like the Atlantic Ocean Road, Romsdalen Gondola, and Juvet Landscape Hotel, as part of a storyline involving Skarsgård’s character. The fourth season of the show was also shot in Los Angeles.
Additionally, like the prior season, the new episodes premiere on HBO and HBO Max at the same time. If you live in those time zones, you can watch the series live on HBO at 9 p.m. Eastern time (8 p.m. Central time). Regardless of where you live, you can also watch the episode on HBO Max beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern time slot. The official Twitter handle of the show also confirmed the news by sharing the official release date with a new BTS image, quoting, “The smile of a winner. Check out a behind the scenes look at Season 4 of #Succession, coming soon to @hbomax. #HBO50″ Take a look at the official post below:
The smile of a winner.
— HBO (@HBO) November 8, 2022
Succession Season 4 Plot and Official Teaser
Power, politics, money…it’s all in the family in this award-winning, provocative, funny series about a highly dysfunctional dynasty. When Logan Roy (Brian Cox), CEO of one of the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerates, considers retirement, each of his four grown children follows a personal agenda that doesn’t always sync with those of their siblings – or of their father.
The official description of the forthcoming season as per HBO Max, 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.”
The official teaser of 0:55 seconds was released on the HBO YouTube channel on October 24, 2022, with a tagline stating, “The rebel alliance. Succession returns in Spring 2023. 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.” Take a look at the official teaser trailer below:
Succession Season 4 Cast and Crew
The main cast members of the series who are returning for the new season are as follows Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J. Smith – Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter, James Cromwell, Natalie Gold, Juliana Canfield, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zoë Winters and Jeannie Berlin.
Additional cast this season includes Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, and Dasha Nekrasova. The series is executive produced by Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy, and Will Ferrell. Armstrong also serves as the showrunner.
Succession Season 4: Is it the last season?
According to Deadline, the big question is whether Season 4 will be its last. Writer Georgia Pritchett told The Sunday Times that the writers already are plotting the next season. “I think the maximum would be five seasons but possibly more like four,” she told the newspaper. “At this point [Armstrong] is saying only one more [season]. But that happens every time. We’ve got a good end in sight.”
Said Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming: “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 is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.”
Succession Season 4 Episodes and Streaming Options
The fourth season will debut with 10-episode with an average runtime of 56 to 70 minutes per episode which will be available immediately, and the rest debuting on a weekly basis on HBO Max. As of November 22, 2022, the network has not revealed the exact episode titles and synopsis, which will be released once the premiere date approaches. When available to stream, Succession Season 4 will only be accessible on HBO and HBO Max.
As it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. Moreover, the membership of 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 preference and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users with tv-series and movies ranging across different genres.
Succession Season 3: A Quick Recap
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. Ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall at the end of Season two, Logan Roy begins Season 3 in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war.
Episode 1: Secession: Following his bombshell presser, a righteous Kendall scrambles to find a base of operations, while Logan’s team searches for safe harbor.
Episode 2: Mass in Time of War: Kendall tries to get his siblings, as well as Stewy and Sandi, on his side. Fearing his legal situation, Greg asks Ewan for help.
Episode 3: The Disruption: With the DOJ at the door, Logan summons his arsenal, while Tom makes a potentially life-changing offer. Kendall becomes obsessed with his own takedown.
Episode 4: Lion in the Meadow: Logan and Kendall have their first meeting together with Josh, a major investor worried about their family feud.
Episode 5: Retired Janitors of Idaho: Kendall and the Waystar team find themselves working together at the annual shareholders’ meeting, where Logan’s health takes a turn.
Episode 6: What It Takes: Logan and the team head to Virginia for a conservative political conference, where Roman finds out surprising news about his mother.
Episode 7: Too Much Birthday: At Kendall’s lavish birthday bash, Shiv and Roman try to arrange a meeting with Lukas Matsson, a tech mogul who recently snubbed Logan.
Episode 8: Chiantishire: After a tense board meeting to discuss the acquisition of Matsson’s GoJo, Roman shares his suspicions about their mother’s new beau with Shiv. As a luxe family wedding gets underway in Italy, Gerri draws a line in the sand with Roman, the Waystar team grows increasingly concerned about Matsson’s rogue tweets, and Shiv and Caroline have a heart-to-heart, of sorts.
Episode 9: All the Bells Say: Upon learning Matsson has his own vision for the future GoJo – Waystar relationship, Shiv and Roman team up to manage the potential fallout – as Logan quietly considers his options. Later, the siblings’ “intervention” prompts Connor to remind them of his position in the family, while Greg continues his attempts to climb the dating ladder with a contessa.
Catch up on all the previous episodes while you wait for Succession Season 4 to release on HBO Max.