HBO gave us one of its most acclaimed shows in recent years with Succession, and its swan song is just around the corner. The Emmy-winning series will end its run with the upcoming fourth season, set to return to HBO this spring.
HBO bosses made it pretty clear it was always up to the creator Jesse Armstrong to decide when he’s going to say goodbye to the Roy family, and he feels now’s the right time. Armstrong discussed the show’s future in a recent interview with The New Yorker and revealed that Succession is heading to an end after four seasons.
Armstrong considered not sharing the news with the audience so they could “enjoy everything as it comes” without perceiving the season as the last, but he eventually felt this would be unfair to the show’s loyal fanbase.
“We don’t hide the ball very much on the show. I feel a responsibility to the viewership, and I personally wouldn’t like the feeling of, ‘Oh, that’s it, guys. That was the end.’ I wouldn’t like that in a show. I think I would like to know it is coming to an end,” he explained.
Succession chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Roy family, as they fight for control over their media conglomerate Waystar Royco. The show’s ensemble cast includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, and Alan Ruck.
Succession will return to HBO on March 26, and it will feature a total of ten episodes airing weekly.