To everyone’s delight, HBO showed a brief but highly dramatic promo for Season 4 of Succession during the finale of House of the Dragon.
We only get a few excellent shots of Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), and Roman (Kieran Culkin) striding around together with the confidence of three people who haven’t been cut out of their inheritance, but at least we get a classic, ego-driven Logan (Brian Cox) voiceover (“I’m a hundred feet tall,” he grumbles).
The return of the Roys, in all their dysfunctional splendor, to our screens in the spring of 2023 is also confirmed.
Tom’s (Matthew Macfadyen) Godfather-Esque betrayal at the close of Season 3 helped Logan finally sever ties with the Roy children for good, but the season also concluded with Kendall, Shiv, and Roman coming together after Kendall admitted to vehicular manslaughter. What exactly does this signify for the future though?
While it’s obvious that Shiv is aware of Tom’s actions, it’s unclear whether or not Tom himself is aware of Shiv’s knowledge. Is Lukas Mattson (Alexander Skarsgard) the cold, aloof tech bro who will be trusted with Waystar Royco’s legacy?
Can we expect Alan Ruck’s Connor to become president? The only thing that can be said with any certainty is that Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun), who I refer to as the family snake, has positioned himself rather well by siding with Tom in the series finale.
Here’s all we know about Succession Season 4 thus far while we sit around guessing and listening to “Honesty (feat. Kendall Roy)” on repeat.
When will the fourth season of Succession premiere on Netflix?
Season four of Succession was confirmed just days before the premiere of season three, so at least we know the show will be back. We now have a rough release window, but as of November 2022, we still don’t have a guaranteed official release date.
A brief but dramatic teaser aired during the season finale of House of the Dragon on HBO, confirming that the fourth season of Succession will premiere in the spring of 2023.
At the BAFTA TV Awards in May, showrunner Jesse Armstrong gave a positive update on the show’s progress, saying, “We’re almost done with the writing for season four, here in London, with the American writers coming over.
They’re a fantastic resource for discussing the finer points of plot, setting, and character. Armstrong was also pressed for an estimate of the show’s potential cancellation date.
With a firm “I won’t answer that one precisely,” he answered her question. Not indefinitely, in my opinion. But for the time being, we continue to enjoy ourselves.
The first two seasons premiered on HBO in the summers of 2018 and 2019 respectively, but season three’s production was disrupted by the pandemic.
Consequently, it started shipping in October 2021. This new release date for the fourth season of the show in the spring of 2023 represents yet another significant shift for the series.
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I’m curious as to the topic.
According to HBO’s official summary, the next 10 episodes will focus on the Roy family as they cope with “existential anxiety and familial conflict” in the lead-up to the GoJo sale.
(Lovely. For what other purpose are we even here?) Kieran Culkin gave an interview to the podcast 20 Questions on Deadline in August of 2022, where he discussed the tone of Season 4 of Succession.
According to Screen Rant, he said that after the first episode, viewers will notice a “sort of [different] vibe” from subsequent episodes. Culkin went on, “Which is amazing.”
That’s a big difference, it seems. It’s the equivalent of not resting on one’s… laurels. It’s still the show, but it’s taking turns I didn’t see coming.
Season four would have “more drama,” Sarah Snook said on the Emmys red carpet, which was televised live on NBC. Besides what have the Roys done for us lately? And the stakes are “super-high.”
The next chapter will take up not long after the last one ended, with Tom having betrayed Shiv and her brothers. After the initial chaos subsides, we are able to regain some time.
In fact, “not very much,” as Matthew Macfadyen admitted backstage at the Emmys after he was named best supporting actor in a drama.
As Armstrong stated, “we’re obviously shooting abroad, we’re working on a broad canvas, I won’t get into what we’re going to do,” it is safe to assume that there will be some scenes shot in a foreign country. He did not, however, address the rumored shooting in Norway.
When will Season 4 of Succession begin airing on Netflix?
The premiere date for Season 4 of Succession is tentatively set for the spring of 2023. For a program to be eligible for an Emmy, it must have originally aired between June 1 and May 31 of that year.
And what does that imply, exactly? The upcoming season will feature 10 episodes, which is one more than the previous season but the same as seasons one and two if you’re up for some math.
By subtracting 10 weeks from the due date, we arrive at March 26, 2023, as the latest premiere date. The window is fairly large, and while we hope the clan will return to screens sooner, it is still a window.
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You can watch the trailer for Succession Season 4 below.
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