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Succession will end after Season 4, creator confirmed

SuccessionHBO is home to some of the finest dramas and miniseries on television, including Game of Thrones to Chernobyl.

Succession, a satirical black-comedy drama and family drama that aired in 2018, is one of HBO’s most popular programs.

Because of its remarkable narrative, musical composition, production value, and acting, the series has been hailed as one of the finest ever created.

Succession has won several nominations and awards since its beginning.

Jesse Armstrong, the show’s creator and showrunner, has stated that the next fourth season would also serve as the series conclusion.

The news

As Jesse Armstrong discussed the fourth season with the New Yorker, he revealed the end of Succession.

“There’s a promise in the title of Succession,” he said. “I’ve never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind.”

“From season two, I’ve been trying to think: is it the next one, or the one after that, or is it the one after that?”

“I got it together with a few of my fellow writers before we started the writing of season four, in about November, December 2021, and I sort of said, ‘Look, I think this maybe should be it. But what do you think?'”

“We played out various scenarios: we could do a couple of short seasons, or two more seasons,” Armstrong continued.

“Or we could go on for ages and turn the show into something rather different, and be a more fangy, 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.”

Past speculations

Armstrong’s statements effectively put a stop to speculation regarding Succession’s resignation.

Many people thought it would end after the fourth or fifth season.

As Succession became an awards season favorite, Jesse Armstrong offered the two choices.

“I feel deeply conflicted,” he said.

“I quite enjoyed this period when we’re editing – where the whole season is there – but we haven’t put it out yet. I like the interregnum.”

“And I also quite liked the period where me and my close collaborators knew that this was probably it, or this was it, but hadn’t had to face up to it in the world.”

“It’s been a difficult decision, because the collaborations – with the cast, my fellow writers, with Nick Britell and Mark Mydon and the other directors – they’ve just been so good.”

“I feel like I’ve done the best work I can do, working with them,” Armstrong continued.

“And HBO has been generous and would probably have done more seasons, and they have been saying, ‘It’s your decision.'”

“That’s nice, but it’s also a responsibility in the end – it feels quite perverse to stop doing it.”

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The show

Succession made a name for itself in its first season, winning an Emmy for best drama series in both the second and third seasons.

The cast of the show included some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, including:

  • Brian Cox
  • Jeremy Strong
  • Nicholas Braun
  • Kieran Culkin
  • Matthew MacFayden
  • Sarah Snook

Jesse Armstrong, who earned an Emmy for writing the series, was among the many winners.

Once Game of Thrones concluded, HBO CEO Casey Bloys approved Succession as one of the network’s main programs.

The future of the franchise

Bloys stated that Armstrong will choose whether or not to end Succession, in keeping with his approach of allowing creatives to direct the series.

He also stated that, unlike other recent releases, Succession will not have a sequel.

Jesse Armstrong, on the other hand, has suggested that revisiting the Roy family is still a possibility.

“I do think that this succession story that we were telling is complete,” he said.

“This is the muscular season to exhaust all our reserves of interest, and I think there’s some pain in all these characters that’s really strong.”

“But that feeling that there could be something else in an allied world, or allied characters, or some of the same characters – that’s also strong in me.”

“I have caveated the end of the show, when I’ve talked to some of my collaborators, like: maybe there’s another part of this world we could come back to, if there’s an appetite?”

“Maybe there’s something else that could be done, that harnessed what’s been good about the way we worked on this. So that is another true feeling.”

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