Is the release window for Succession Season 4 revealed? Here is everything we know so far.
Succession is an American satirical black comedy-drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong. The series centers on the Roy family, the owners of Waystar Royco, a global media and entertainment conglomerate, who are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox). On the other hand, the third season received widespread critical acclaim.
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.” Moreover, season 3 premiered to 1.4 million viewers across various platforms and ended with 1.7 million viewers across all viewing platforms, a record high for the show. The reviews alone suggest that the interest of the audience in the series is much greater than ever.
As a result, it is very understandable why the new season has heightened the anticipation and piqued the interest of fans who tuned in to watch the prior seasons and see what events will transpire in the fourth season. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, plot, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on the network.
Here’s everything we know about Succession Season 4 so far.
Succession Season 4 Release Date and Time Slot
The series has been renewed for a fourth season, airing sometime in the spring of 2023. In June 2021, executive producer Georgia Pritchett commented that the series would not go beyond five seasons and possibly would end after season four. In addition to this, the series was also reported to be filmed in Los Angeles for the new season.
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 clip from the teaser, quoting, “The rebel alliance. New season. Spring 2023.” Take a look at the official post below:
The rebel alliance.
New season. Spring 2023. pic.twitter.com/l7c2UdihI1
— Succession (@succession) October 24, 2022
Succession Season 4 Plot
In Season 4, 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 big question is whether Season 4 will be its last. Writer Georgia Pritchett told The Sunday Times that the writers are already 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 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 Episodes
The fourth season will debut with 10-episode with an average runtime of 56 – 70 minutes per episode which will be available immediately, and the rest debuting on a weekly basis on HBO Max. As of October 27, 2022, the network has not revealed the exact episode titles and synopsis, which will be released once the premiere date approaches.
In the meantime, refresh your recollection of some major plotlines by binge-watching Succession Season 3. Here is a simple episode guide that will help you understand the sequence and watch the episodes to learn what happened in the last season.
- Episode 1: Secession – October 17, 2021
- Episode 2: Mass in Time of War – October 24, 2021
- Episode 3: The Disruption – October 31, 2021
- Episode 4: Lion in the Meadow – November 7, 2021
- Episode 5: Retired Janitors of Idaho 0 November 14, 2021
- Episode 6: What It Takes – November 21, 2021
- Episode 7: Too Much Birthday – November 28, 2021
- Episode 8: Chiantishire – December 5, 2021
- Episode 9: All the Bells Say – December 12, 2021
Succession Season 4 Official Teaser
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 teaser below:
Succession Season 4: Where to stream the new season?
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: What happened in the finale episode?
The finale episode, “All the Bells Say,” was released on December 12, 2021. The episode is directed by Mark Mylod and written by Jesse Armstrong. It was viewed by an estimated 0.634 US million viewers. In the episode, the viewers got to see that Kendall is rescued from his swimming pool. Logan and Roman go to meet Matsson, who proposes that GoJo acquire Waystar with him as CEO, while Logan exits with a settlement.
Roman is summoned to Caroline’s wedding, where he and Shiv learn that Logan has decided to sell the company without their input, jeopardizing the children’s chances of succession. They inform Kendall, who sobs and tearfully admits his role in the waiter’s death at Shiv’s wedding and is consoled by his siblings. The three remember a clause in Logan and Caroline’s divorce settlement that gives the children veto power over any change in company control, and they decide to confront their father together.
Greg’s chance at significant advancement within the company is cryptically offered by Tom, who informs Greg on the way. Logan informs his children that he and Caroline have renegotiated their divorce agreement, effectively depriving the children of company control. Logan is revealed to have received information about the children’s revolt from Tom.
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