It took almost two years for Succession Season 3 to arrive after the 2020 Hollywood shutdown caused filming delays for HBO’s sleeper hit. With an international cast (Brian Cox and Matthew Macfadyen are U.K. residents; Sarah Snook is Australian), filming took a long time to get back underway. But now that the series is up and running again, fans are asking when Succession Season 4 will be gracing these shores. After all, the deliciousness of the Roy family drama is enough for anyone to ask for more.
Warning: Spoilers for Succession Season 3 follow. Succession Season 3 is only a few episodes in, but the battle lines between the Roy factions have already been drawn — and redrawn and redrawn again. In fact, it seems every week is a new configuration of Team Logan vs. Team Kendall, with differing amounts of competence that result before everyone abandons to regroup again. But the fight cannot last forever, and eventually, someone has to win.
But perhaps more importantly, if that winner is Team Logan, fans still have the question of whom among his children will inherit Waystar Royco and ATN? Succession is, after all, about the line of succession. Once the Iron Throne is taken, the fight — and the series — will be over.
Succession Season 4 Renewal Updates
Despite the ongoing family feud, fans are sure of one thing: Season 3 will not be Succession’s swan song. On Oct. 26, 2021, HBO confirmed the show will return for another season.
That said, this is not a fight that can go on forever. Eventually, the kingdom will pass to one of the Roy children, or an outsider like Gerri. And with things currently coming to a head between Kendall and his father over the ongoing cruise line scandal, it seems like the show is already reaching the downward slide towards its conclusion.
It’s tough to know how many more seasons of Succession there will be. Showrunner Jesse Armstrong has already suggested there will only be one more. Speaking to The New Statesman before the Season 3 premiere, Armstrong said, “There’s going to be a very definite moment when that story is over. It can’t go on too long.”
Actor Brian Cox agreed, though he sees a possibility of two more seasons at most. In an interview with British GQ, he said, “I would say possibly two more, and then I think we’re done. But it just depends and may just be only one more. It depends [on] what the writers feel. I know they’ve got an endgame.”
Succession Season 4 Cast
One thing the show almost certainly won't do is off any of the competitors for the Roy family fortune. (They may be fighting for a metaphorical Iron Throne, but there's no trial by combat here.) Fans can be pretty secure in the knowledge that another season will mean the return of the full Roy family roster. That starts with Brian Cox as patriarch Logan Roy, Hiam Abbass as his third wife, Marcia, and Harriet Walter as his second wife, Lady Caroline Collingwood. All four children will most likely be back as well, including Alan Ruck as oldest son Connor with Justine Lupe as his girlfriend, Willa. Jeremy Strong most likely will return as the once-heir apparent Kendall, with Natalie Gold as his ex-wife, Rava. Kieran Culkin is expected to return as youngest son Roman and J. Smith-Cameron as the woman he should be dating, Gerri. Plus, there’s Sarah Snook as Siobhan "Shiv" Roy and Matthew Macfadyen as her hapless husband, Tom Wambsgans.
And of course, Nicholas Braun will probably return as Cousin Greg, and Peter Friedman as COO and fixer Frank Vernon. Who might be back beyond that remains to be seen.
Succession Season 4 Trailer
Though Succession Season 4 has been confirmed, there’s no trailer as yet for the new season. In years past, the first footage of new seasons has arrived with the “Coming in the new year” teaser HBO puts out at the end of December, bit with Season 3 starting so late in the fall, it seems more likely fans won’t see a teaser with footage until at least spring of 2022.
Succession Season 4 Premiere Date
There’s no release date as of yet, but fans will hopefully not have to wait nearly two years again before seeing the Roys back on their screens. With filming now back on track for all HBO series, Succession Season 4 will most likely arrive in mid- to late-2022.
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