Succession Season 5: Will there be another season?

Succession Season 5: Will there be another season of this drama series?
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Is the Roy family’s journey of power, betrayal, and redemption coming to an end? Here is everything we know so far about
Succession Season 5. 

It’s finally time to say goodbye to the owners of Waystar RoyCo, whom the fans have watched for the last four seasons! Earlier, many viewers were unsure and wanted to know if the show would be renewed or canceled in the future for additional seasons. Now, it is confirmed, because if you have been keeping up with the series, then you’ll know that the network is currently a few days away from premiering the final episode of the fourth season. 

There is no doubt in our minds that if you’re a die-hard fan who has spent so much of their own time watching the episodes over the years, then you might be guessing why the decision to end the show was made! If you’re wondering the same thing, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a quick summary of everything you need to know about the current status of the series. Here’s everything we know about HBO’s Succession Season 5.

Succession Season 5: Will there be another season of this drama series?

Succession: Why is the show not renewed for a fifth season?

The story has come to an end which makes it abundantly clear that the show will not return for a good cause. As, the finale episode, “With Open Eyes,” of the series will delve into how, ahead of the final board vote on the Waystar-GoJo deal, Kendall and Shiv try to shore up their opposing interests and get a fix on the whereabouts of a physically and emotionally bruised Roman, which is the best way to conclude this beloved drama television series created by Jesse Armstrong. 

In June 2021, executive producer Georgia Pritchett commented that the series would not go beyond five seasons, and possibly would end after season four. Moreover, the possibility of Succession’s fourth season being the final season was also discussed in a new interview with Jeremy Strong by GQ Magazine  which turned out to be true. 

Succession Season 5: Will there be another season of this drama series?

That’s not all, in an interview with The New Yorker 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, “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.'” 

Explaining why the series is ending ​​he stated that it was never meant to go on forever, quote:

The end has always been kind of present in my mind. From Season 2, I’ve been trying to think: Is it the next one, or the one after that, or is it the one after that?” he added. Further adding, “Or we could go on for ages and turn the show into something rather different, and be a more rangy, freewheeling kind of fun show, where there would be good weeks and bad weeks. Or we could do something a bit more muscular and complete, and go out sort of strong. And that was definitely always my preference,” he added.

Succession Season 5: Will there be another season of this drama series?

Brian Cox also praised the decision to close the series before it reached its “sell-by date”, quote, “They didn’t know what they were doing at the end, and they had an ending which was not really satisfactory. And the audience was furious,” he told The New York Times. “I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the problem with a lot of television, particularly American television, is it goes past its sell-by date. And the great thing about Jesse and the writers is they wouldn’t do that.”

“It was difficult for them because it wasn’t easy to bring this to an end. And I think Jesse found it sad — at the premiere, somebody shouted out, ‘Well, if it was so sad, why did you do it?’ But I think there are lots of reasons for Jesse finishing it. And I applaud the fact that he did that. It was courageous because everybody loves the show. Always leave the party when it’s at its height, not when it’s going down.”

So, these reasons clearly highlight that the ending was inevitable and bound to occur sometime in the fourth season which seems like the perfect ending arc, and we support the decision to not drag it out further. In the end, if you miss these characters, viewers can binge-watch the entire franchise to recall and reminisce about all the events that make the show worth watching!

Succession Season 5: Will there be another season of this drama series?

Succession Season 4: What is the final season about?

The fourth and final season has been met with widespread critical acclaim. On Rotten Tomatoes, the season holds an approval rating of 97% with an average rating of 9.25 out of 10, based on 261 reviews. The website’s critical consensus reads, “As compulsively watchable as ever, Succession‘s final season concludes the saga of the backbiting Roy family on a typically brilliant – and colorfully profane – high note.” On Metacritic, the season has received a weighted average score of 92 out of 100, based on 30 critics, indicating “universal acclaim.”

The official description of the fourth and final season, 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: Where to stream?

All four seasons of Succession are available to stream on Max (previously known as HBO Max) in the United States and will be available to stream in 4K resolution as it is an exclusive series developed for the digital streaming platform. The viewers can also stream the vast catalog that the platform has to offer its users, with TV shows and movies ranging across different genres. You can also stream Succession by renting or purchasing on Google Play, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Vudu. 

Also, check out the official trailer that 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 following the Season 3 finale where themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy and his four grown children. Take a look at the official trailer of Succession Season 4 below: 

Succession Season 4 | Official Trailer | Max

Let us know in the comments how you feel about the final season of Succession.