'Succession' will end with its 4th season. Here's what to expect as the show returns for its final episodes.
The fourth and final season of "Succession" airs on HBO on Sunday, March 26.
The 10-episode fourth season will show the Roys heading to Norway.
The new alliances formed at the end of season three will play a major part in the new season.
Jesse Armstrong's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning drama series "Succession" is finally confirmed to return this spring.
Season four will continue to explore the cutthroat and dysfunctional dynamics of the Roy family, after the major power shifts and unexpected alliances that formed in the season three finale. With Logan Roy's media conglomerate on the brink of being sold, tensions will hit new levels as his kids plot to take over the company.
Here's what to expect when "Succession" resumes in March.
The main stars are set to reprise their roles, in addition to new cast members
The following actors are confirmed to return: Brian Cox (Logan Roy), Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy), Sarah Snook (Shiv Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans), Nicholas Braun (Greg Hirsch), J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman), Peter Friedman (Frank Vernon), David Rasche (Karl Muller), Fisher Stevens (Hugo Baker), Hiam Abbass (Marcia Roy), Justine Lupe (Willa Ferreyra), Dagmara Domińczyk (Karolina Novotney), Arian Moayed (Stewy Hosseini), Scott Nicholson (Colin), Zoë Winters (Kerry), Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Naomi Pierce), Juliana Canfield (Jess Jordan), and Jeannie Berlin (Cyd Peach).
These stars are also set to appear on season four: Alexander Skarsgård (Lukas Matsson), Cherry Jones (Nan Pierce), Hope Davis (Sandi Furness), Justin Kirk (Jeryd Mencken), Stephen Root (Ron Petkus), Harriet Walter (Lady Caroline Collingwood), James Cromwell (Ewan Roy), Natalie Gold (Rava Roy), Caitlin Fitzgerald (Tabitha), Ashley Zukerman (Nate Sofrelli), Larry Pine (Sandy Furness), Mark-Linn Baker (Maxim Pierce), and Pip Torrens (Peter Munion).
Additionally, newcomers Annabeth Gish, Adam Godley, Eili Harboe, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson will be part of the new season.
Season 4 picks up after the shocking season 3 finale, with the impending sale of Waystar Royco
On the season three finale, siblings Kendall, Shiv, and Roman united in an effort to halt Logan's plan for a Waystar Royco merger with Lukas Mattson's GoJo.
In a surprising betrayal, Tom gave Logan a heads-up about the trio's attempt at a coup, therefore proving his loyalty and securing his place alongside his father-in-law.
By the end of season three, Logan, Tom, and Greg are allies. Meanwhile, Kendall, Shiv, and Roman are on the opposing side. Based on the teaser trailer for season four released in October 2022, it looks like their fourth sibling, Connor, will side with them over their father.
"We pick up a little bit of time after the dust has sort of settled. Not very much though," Macfadyen said backstage at the 2022 Emmys after winning the award for best supporting actor in a drama, per Deadline.
"He thinks he is just looking out for himself," Macfadyen said of his character. "You could argue he has suffered from the hands of his brothers-in-law and his wife. I'm scared of giving away spoilers. It's nicely teed up."
The official season four logline reads: The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.
The Roys will travel to Norway
This makes sense given the involvement of Skarsgard's character this season as the plan for GoJo to buy Waystar RoyCo looms.
Having season four take place overseas in Lukas' homeland will open the series up to more storytelling.
"We were really excited when Alexander came onboard — he's a wonderful actor," producer Scott Ferguson told Variety in October. "And from the beginning, [showrunner Jesse Armstrong's] idea was that the tech company was going to be led by someone from a Scandinavian country. In the writer's room, around February, Jesse had an idea for an episode they wanted to be in [Matsson's] part of the world."
"Norway is a glorious, natural setting," he added. "It immediately seemed like a perfect place for a family gathering in the series. We studied different countries, but we realized Norway just has this exceptional landscape — like nowhere else in the world."
Greg will continue climbing the corporate ladder
In July, Braun told Deadline that his character "shifts into another gear," but it won't happen overnight since Greg "has to acquire the skills" that his more ruthless relatives possess.
"He and Tom have a new frequency," the actor said, adding that Greg is looking for some kind of release.
"He's like 'take me to the dark side,'" Braun said. "Playing Greg, he's a fear-based guy, always questioning whether he's doing right or wrong. It feels like the next chapter is 'Let's go!'"
In a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Braun described season four as an "absolute banger."
Connor and Willa will be getting married
Connor proposed to her during season three, episode eight.
Fans first suspected that their nuptials would be part of season four when a photo taken from the set showed a glittery, hot-pink banner reading "Willa Ferreyra & Connor Roy" and accompanied by large black-and-white posters of the couple.
The season four trailer, released in January, featured a quick glimpse of Connor and Willa at the altar on their wedding day, raising their joined hands together and smiling.
The 4th season of 'Succession' will be the last of the series
"Succession" creator Jesse Armstrong broke the news in an interview with The New Yorker, released on February 23, 2023.
Amstrong said that around season two of the series, "I started to know where I thought it should end." He also felt "deeply conflicted" about deciding to end the show with season four and said that it was "a difficult decision."
"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."
Season 4 premieres on March 26
The 10-episode season arrives this spring on HBO on Sunday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
"Succession" will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
Watch the teaser trailer here and the official trailer below.
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