In recent days, the creator and showrunner of Succession, Jesse Armstrongconfirmed that after five years of many successes and awards, the fourth season – which will be released in HBO and in HBO Max on March 26, 2023– will be the final season of the acclaimed drama multiple Emmy Award winner.
Waiting to find out what Armstrong and his team of creatives have worked out to conclude the stories of the show, one of its protagonists, Jeremy Strongin charge of interpreting the role as Kendall Roy, explains to GQ his feelings about Succession’s goodbye:
“It will feel like a death, in a way.” But unlike some of his co-stars, Mr. Mrong envy “that freedom to just shoot each other from different guns. Sometimes Kendall feels like the same cannon over and over again.”
“When I was younger, I saw the future in my sights. I don’t feel that anymore. There is a feeling of ‘Now what?’ for which I do not have the answer“.
Armstrong announced the end of Succession in an interview with The New Yorker, to whom he explained the following:
“There is a promise in the title of ‘Succession’. I never thought this could last forever. The ending has always been on my mind. Since Season 2, I’ve been trying to think: Is it next, or is it next, or is it next?
Armstrong admitted that he was “deeply conflicted” about ending the series after four seasons, a decision that HBO allowed him to make.
“It’s been a tough decision because the collaborations, with the cast, with my fellow writers, with [el compositor] Nick Britell and Mark Mylod and the other directors, they’ve been so good.”
And is this the final ending, or can we expect to see more of the world of the Roys later on? Armstrong does not rule out returning to “another part of this world,” with “allied characters, or some of the same characters.”
“Maybe there’s something else that can be done that builds on the good of the way we’ve worked on this.”, said. “So that’s another true feeling.”
Brian Cox, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyeny Nicholas Braun They play the main cast of the story centered on the Roy family, a dysfunctional clan that fights for the power and control within the global newspaper business.
SEASON 4 AND FINAL SYNOPSIS:
“The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard) is getting closer. The prospect of this seismic sale causes existential angst and family division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will be like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs a future in which its cultural and political weight is severely reduced.
The first season of Succession, broadcast in 2018, became a revelation on the small screen, and was nominated for an Emmy in 2019 (in multiple categories), and recognized by the industry with the statuette for Best Drama Series in 2020. Both Cox and Strong were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, with Strong emerging as the category winner. Braun, Culkin, Macfadyen, and Snook were nominated for Supporting Actors and Actress, respectively. Additionally, Armstrong took the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Cherry Jones the statuette for her role as a guest star. Director Andrij Parekh was also recognized with an Emmy for her work behind the lens.
At the 2022 Emmys ceremony, Succession won several statuettes, including Best Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Macfayden), Best Script for a Drama Series, among others.
Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy and Will Ferrell are the series producers. Armstrong is the executive producer and showrunner.
The 13 Emmy Award-winning series, will premiere the first episode of its fourth and final season on March 26, 2023 on HBO and on HBO Max. The final season is made up of 10 episodes with a weekly premiere.