HBO’s ‘Succession’ To End After The Fourth Season

Succession, the critically acclaimed satirical drama about a media mogul and his family’s fight over his legacy, is set to end with the upcoming fourth season. Creator and showrunner Jesse Armstrong told the New Yorker in an interview that “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?”

“Succession,” which first premiered in 2018, stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun and J. Smith-Cameron. Along with Armstrong, who also serves as showrunner, executive producers include Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy and Will Ferrell.

Armstrong, the writer of UK hits including Peep Show and Fresh Meat, has long teased that Succession would end after four or five seasons, ever since it became a hit with audiences and critics.“I feel deeply conflicted. I quite enjoy this period when we’re editing – where the whole season is there but we haven’t put it out yet. I like the interregnum,” Armstrong said. “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.” HBO had let him make the call to end the show, he added.

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