The hit award-winning television series, “Succession,” will end its run following its fourth season. Speaking to The New Yorker, Jesse Armstrong revealed that he’s chosen to end the show after the upcoming fourth season, debuting next month.
HBO’s ‘Succession’ To Conclude With Season 4
Speaking on his decision to end the show with The New Yorker, Armstrong noted that the ending has been president in his mind since the show started. Armstrong stated, “You know, there’s a promise in the title of ‘Succession.’ 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?”
The Hollywood Reporter states that reps for HBO later confirmed that the story with The New Yorker is accurate, confirming that the show about the Roy family is concluding following its upcoming season. The series stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfayden, and Sarah Snook. The series has been a breakout success from its first season on.
The satirical black dramedy series follows the Roy Family, who own the Waystar RoyCo global media and entertainment conglomerate. They are all fighting for control of the media empire amid uncertainty over the health of the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy (Brian Cox).
Earlier this year “Succession” took home four Primetime Emmy Awards, including for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Matthew Macfayden, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for Armstrong, and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series. The show has been nominated for 48 Primetime Emmy Awards in its run so far, winning 13. In 2020, Jeremy Strong won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, and the series also took home the award for Outstanding Drama Series as Kendall Roy. Meanwhile, Cherry Jones took home the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her work in the series as Nan Pierce.
This is a chessboard, and every move is crucial. Season 4 of #Succession premieres March 26 on @hbomax. pic.twitter.com/6kxlxvMrNH
— Succession (@succession) January 26, 2023
Additionally, the show has also collected nine Golden Globe Awards, with five wins. In 2022, the show took home the Golden Globe Awards for Best Dramatic Television Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Drama Series for Jeremy Strong, and Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role on Television for Sarah Snook.
Based on Armstrong’s comments, it looks like he’s wanting to end the show on a high note and end the show early before ending it too late and risking the show becoming stale. At the very least, the show looks like it is ending on the terms of the creator. So it’s not a case of the show being canceled before it reached its natural ending. The same cannot be said for HBO’s “Westworld,” which was canceled after Season 4 last November.
Season 4 of “Succession” debuts on March 26 on HBO. The final season will consist of 10 episodes. The first three seasons are available to stream now on HBO Max.