Succession S4 – Stars on the same page about the show’s conclusion

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It’s the end of Succession, but the moment has been prepared for.

The end of Succession is nigh, with the show’s final season landing on 27th March, and its stars are out in force.

Brian Cox spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the show’s recent red carpet premiere, where he was on characteristically quotable form. He told their reporter he was happy that Succession was finishing at this point:

“I think we’ve, you know, got to the point where the show has reached its natural closure. Jesse [Armstrong] won’t let anything go on further than it needs to. A lot of shows outstay their welcome, and I think our show is perfect, and neat, in the way it is.”


For his part, Alan Ruck – who plays Logan’s deluded elder son and wannabe Presidential candidate – agrees telling Empire:

“The truth is, we’ve all known on the show since June. And I think it’s the right time to end it in terms of the struggle to see who’s going to take command of this empire. A fifth season would have been drawn out, and if it just faded away, that would have been a disgrace.”

However, HBO executive Casey Bloys recently told Variety that the network would have happily taken more, saying:

“When a show is doing well, in this case, Jesse felt it was the right ending. He knew there is an open door, and if he felt it, he could have done more. But, that’s an ideal situation; that he’s choosing to end on his terms when he wants, telling the story he wants. But, if he said, ‘I’ve got two more seasons,’ I would have said, ‘Okay, good.’”

Real life parallels?

During the show’s run, there’s been much said about its parallels to a certain media dynasty. Handily, Collider has an explainer, contrasting the real-life Murdochs with the fictional Roys. It’s hardly a new take, but does make some interesting comparisons… and perhaps shows that, in this instance, fiction is far more interesting than truth.

Succession Season 4 begins on Monday, March 27th 2023.

Thanks to a simulcast with the US, where the show airs on HBO, it premieres each week at 2 am on Sky Atlantic. If that’s a bit early (or late) for you, it is also available on demand and via the streamer NOW.