Attention ‘Succession’ Fans: HBO Releases First Official Trailer for Season 4

*Warning: Spoilers ahead*

Succession season three practically had us glued to our television screens from beginning to end. The most recent season ended with Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) discovering that his children wanted to replace him and take over the company. So, what’s next for the Roy family? Luckily, the fourth season is coming to HBO very soon. Although new installment will sadly be the show’s last, this brand-new trailer proves that it’ll be worth the wait.

Keep reading to find out more details about Succession season four.

Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Kieran Culkin from 'Succession' S4.
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1. What Is Succession Season 4 About?

It’s time to get excited because the official description for Succession season four has just been revealed. And thanks to Deadline, we now know the fourth season will consist of ten episodes.

The description 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.”

2. When Is Succession Season 4 Premiering?

We are happy to report that Succession season four will premiere on (drum roll please) March 26, 2023. Back in June 2022, HBO shared that the cast and crew started filming the new season on social media. The update showed a picture of the director’s clapboard, with the number “401” (short for season four, episode one) written on the side. As for the caption, it read, “Production on Succession Season 4 has begun.”

Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen from 'Succession' S4.
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3. Who Is Returning for Season 4?

Succession stans will see the return of many cast members in the new season, including Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans), Nicholas Braun (Greg), J. Smith-Cameron (Gerri), Peter Friedman (Frank), David Rasche (Karl Muller), Fisher Stevens (Hugo Baker), Hiam Abbass (Marcia Roy), Justine Lupe (Willa), Scott Nicholson (Colin), Zoë Winters (Kerry Castellabate) and Jeannie Berlin (Cyd Peach).

And, according to HBO, there will be a bunch of new characters joining the new season. The network shared there will be some new faces in Succession season four, including 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).

Brian Cox in 'Succession' Season 4.
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4. What Is Succession About?

If you need a refresher, Succession revolves around Logan Roy, the head of the largest media conglomerate in the world. When his children learn of his impending retirement, they battle against each another to claim the top spot.

5. Is There a Trailer?

Of course. In the official trailer, Logan’s children are trying—and failing—to anticipate his next move. It seems Logan has cut off communication with his family following (spoiler alert) their failed attempt to stop him from selling Waystar.

“Why does everyone ask how I’m feeling?” Logan says in the clip. “I got done a huge deal. I got the election. I got ATN. I’ve got plenty on my plate.”

Cue a montage of scenes featuring family meetings, decisions and—of course—betrayals. “I love you,” Logan adds. “But you are not serious people.”

Some of the main cast members from 'Succession.'
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6. Will Succession End After Season 4?

Sadly, the answer is yes. Succession creator and showrunner Jesse Armstrong just revealed season four will be the last. In a recent interview with the New Yorker, Armstrong revealed that he started thinking about the end of the show as early as season two. 

“There’s a promise in the title of Succession. I’ve never thought this could go on forever,” he told the publication. “The end has always been kind of present in my mind. From season two, I’ve been trying to think: Is it the next one, or the one after that, or is it the one after that?”

Armstrong went on to explain how he approached the fourth season from the writer’s room, explaining, “I got together with a few of my fellow writers before we started the writing of season four, in about November, December 2021, and I sort of said, ‘Look, I think this maybe should be it. But what do you think?’” 

He added, “And we played out various scenarios: We could do a couple of short seasons or two more seasons. Or we could go on for ages and turn the show into something rather different, and be a more rangy, freewheeling kind of fun show, where there would be good weeks and bad weeks.”

The showrunner admitted that he hopes Succession fans are satisfied with the ending, revealing, “The ending needs to work on its own merits…I hope that no one ever thinks that we are outstaying our welcome—that we’re going to do a dud season, or be stretching it out. I hope those concerns never occur to people.”

But, we’re not ready to say goodbye to the Roy family just yet...

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Karelle McKay is the Assistant Editor of News and Entertainment at PureWow. Before she started writing about all things pop culture, she was a literal couch potato who loved...