Succession Season 4: Release date, teaser trailer, cast, plot and more

Succession Season 4: When will it release on HBO Max?
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This is a chessboard, and every move is crucial in the upcoming season! Continue reading to find out more about Succession Season 4. 

We know that viewers have been wondering whether or not HBO Max’s catalog will be expanded with new seasons of many popular shows this year or not. We have some good news to share with you because it appears that the wait is finally over, which leaves no doubt in our minds that audiences will soon begin binge-watching the new season of Succession, with the goal of making it one of the most popular shows for the 2023–24 television season based on the favorable feedback it has garnered from audiences worldwide just from the official teaser trailer that was released a few hours ago.

In addition to this, 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. 

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! Here is everything we know about when Succession Season 4 will make its debut on the streaming platform.

Succession Season 4: When will it release on HBO Max?

Succession Season 4: When will it premiere on HBO Max?

Only two months to go! Yes, you read that right—the fourth season of the Emmy-winning drama series, “Succession,” is officially on the way! 

After months of anticipation, the new season’s release date has been confirmed! The season will premiere on HBO Max this year on Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the same time slot of 9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will later be also available to stream on HBO Max, just like the other original series and movies that are exclusively available on the streaming platform. In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on HBO Max, interested viewers can also enable notifications. The official announcement of the series was also confirmed on the Twitter handle with a new clip, quoting, “This is a chessboard, and every move is crucial. Season 4 of #Succession premieres March 26 on @hbomax.” Take a look at the official post below:

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

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 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.

Succession Season 4: When will it release on HBO Max?

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.

The official teaser trailer of 1:33 minutes was released on HBO Max’s YouTube channel on January 26, 2023, which highlights that, “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.” The teaser picks up following the Season 3 finale when patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) betrayed his adult kids. In the trailer, Siobhan (Sarah Snook) says “This is not about getting back at Dad, but if it hurts him, it doesn’t bother me.” Adds Kendall (Jeremy Strong), “It’s a tightrope walk on a straight razor… 500-foot reputational drop.”

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

Succession Season 4 | Official Teaser Trailer | Max

Succession Season 4: Is it the last season?

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. 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.” Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming, said: “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: When will it release on HBO Max?

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 immediately, and the rest will debut on a weekly basis on HBO Max. As of January 28, 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, respectively. 

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.

Catch up on the previous seasons before Succession Season 4 premieres on HBO Max in a few weeks.