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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