Succession Season 4: All you need to know before the premiere

Succession Season 4: All you need to know before the premiere
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The final season will be a chessboard, and every move is crucial! Here is everything we know so far about Succession Season 4.

After months of anticipation, the fourth season of this American satirical black comedy-drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong will premiere on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the same time slot of 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max, just like the other original series and movies that are exclusively available on the streaming platform. 

In order to receive notifications on when the show premieres or to get any latest updates, interested viewers can also enable notifications on the platform. Moreover, the official announcement of the season’s release date was also confirmed on the Twitter handle, quoting, “One week. The Final Season. #Succession premieres March 26 on @HBOMax.” Take a look at the official announcement below:

Succession Season 4: What to expect in the new season?

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 previously announced season 4 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. The recently announced season 4 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 Episodes and Streaming Options

The fourth season will debut with 10 episodes with an average runtime of 56 to 70 minutes per episode, which will be available with the pilot episode, and the rest will debut on a weekly basis on the respective services. The network has not revealed all the titles and synopsis to avoid early spoilers, which will be released once the premiere date approaches. But, the network has disclosed the titles of the first three episodes, 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

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.

Succession Season 4: Is it the final season?

The possibility of Succession’s fourth season being the final season has been discussed in a new interview with Jeremy Strong by GQ Magazine. His portrayal of Kendall Roy made him a significant phenomenon as well as infamous for his extreme approach to acting. Over the seasons, Strong has considered what it will mean to say goodbye to Kendall Roy, the deeply troubled billionaire scion he’s been inhabiting for the past five years.

After depicting such an iconic character, there are some doubts that any actor has concerning whether this will be the pinnacle of his career. “It will feel like a death, in a way,” he says. Strong thinks about his coworkers, who have finished five, six, or seven projects while he was working on Succession. He envies “that freedom to just shoot yourself out of some different cannons. Sometimes Kendall feels like the same cannon over and over again.”

This interview kind of suggests that the show might be racing towards its end; it’s just a matter of time until HBO officially confirms it to the fans. On the other hand, 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. Further adding, “At this point [Armstrong] is saying only one more [season]. But that happens every time. We’ve got a good end in sight.”

Succession Season 4: All you need to know before the premiere

Succession Season 4 Official Trailer

The official trailer of 2:40 minutes was released on HBO Max’s YouTube channel on March 2, 2023, which highlights that, “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 following 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. 

Take a look at the official trailer of Succession Season 4 below: 

Succession Season 4 | Official Trailer | Max

While you wait for Succession Season 4 to premiere, catch up on the previous episodes.