Succession season 4: Release date, Cast, and Plot

Conceived by Jesse Armstrong, ‘Succession’ is an American black dramedy series that was launched on HBO on June 3, 2018. This series follows the Roy family, the maladjusted holders of Waystar RoyCo, a multinational media and entertainment partnership, who are quarreling for the authority of the corporation amid the tension about the well-being of the family’s power, Logan Roy. 


The series stars Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, Parker Sawyers, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Rob Yang, Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, J. Smith-Cameron, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens.


‘Succession’ has so far released three seasons in total and with the third season ending with great suspense, people are eager to find out what would happen in the next chapter. To know more about the upcoming season, do stay with us till the end. 


Will there be a Season 4 of Succession? 


Yes, the series is returning for a fourth run. In October 2021, HBO formally greenlit the series for a fourth season.


It was confirmed on June 27, 2022, that the series has begun production. Great news for the fans who are patiently awaiting the new season as it looks like the series could arrive at any time although it might probably take a while. 


Succession Season 4 Release Date: When is it?


Although the series was officially renewed for a fourth installment, HBO has not provided a specific air date. However, we do know that the production is taking place at the moment. If we do the calculation,  it takes about 6 to 8 months for pre-production and post-production so the best guess we can make is mid-2023. It’s affirmed that the fourth season will consist of 10 episodes.


On May 8, 2022, series creator Jesse Armstrong has also confirmed that the scripts for season 4 are almost completed. So by now, we assume that the script is already done since production is underway.



Upon the arrival of the renewal announcement, Francesca Orsi, an executive at HBO said, “With each season of Succession, Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision. This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.”


Also, as per the speculations, it appears that season 4 will be the final season of ‘Succession’. But this is yet to be confirmed by the showrunners.


The Cast of Succession Season 4


The official cast members are not revealed yet but we expected all the characters as seen in season 3 to return in the fourth season as well including– 


  • Brian Cox in the role of Logan Roy

  • Jeremy Strong will be seen playing as Kendall Roy

  • Sarah Snook will portray the role of Shiv Roy

  • Kieran Culkin will depict Roman Roy

  • Matthew Macfadyen will play the character of Tom Wambsgans

  • Nicholas Braun will reprise his role as Greg Hirsch

  • Alan Ruck will be back as Connor Roy

  • J. Smith-Cameron will return as Gerri Kellman

  • Fisher Stevens will play the role Hugo Baker

  • Peter Friedman in the character of Frank Vernon

  • Justine Lupa will be portraying Willa Ferreyra


Succession Season 4 Plot: Storyline Expectations


The official synopsis for the fourth season of Succession reads: “The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson 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 completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.”


After an explosive finale in the last season, spectators were left with some questions, and hopefully, we get answers in the next season as spectators are anxious to find out whether the Waystar RoyCo is being sold and one thing that has been bugging us is, who notified Logan Roy that the Roy family were on their to rage the kingdom to dethrone the king? It’s most likely that season 4 will jump into these matters. 


On a side note, season 4 may very well be the final season of the series. “I think the maximum would be five seasons but possibly more like four,” author Georgia Pritchett revealed to The Sunday Times in June 2021. “At this point [Armstrong] is saying only one more [season]. But that happens every time. We’ve got a good end in sight.”


Stay tuned!

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