Creator and showrunner Jesse Armstrong confirmed the rumors in a recent interview with The New Yorker, stating that it was time to wrap up the story of the Roy family.
He said, “There are a few different aspects. One, we could have said it as soon as I sort of decided, almost when we were writing it, which I think would be weird and perverse. We could have said it at the end of the season. I quite like that idea, creatively, because then the audience is just able to enjoy everything as it comes, without trying to figure things out, or perceiving things in a certain way once they know it’s the final season. But, also, the countervailing thought is that we don’t hide the ball very much on the show. I feel a responsibility to the viewership, and I personally wouldn’t like the feeling of, “Oh, that’s it, guys. That was the end.” I wouldn’t like that in a show. I think I would like to know it is coming to an end.”
The upcoming season will focus on the sale of Waystar Royco, the family's media conglomerate, to tech visionary Lukas Matsson. The sale triggers a power struggle among the Roys as they come to terms with their diminished cultural and political clout once the deal is done. The existential angst and family rifts that ensue promise to deliver the same high-stakes drama and political intrigue that has made "Succession" a fan favorite.
Starring Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, and J. Smith-Cameron, "Succession" has been a critical and commercial success since its 2018 premiere. Fans have been eagerly anticipating the show's conclusion, and now they can mark their calendars for the premiere of the fourth and final season on HBO. Don't miss the epic conclusion of one of the most talked-about dramas of recent years!