Fans are already wondering if the HBO series will return for Succession Season 4 after the Season 3 ending. Unlike Episode 8, where we were concerned about the characters' futures, the conclusion was all about the company's fate. There is no question of succession without Waystar-Royco.
What Happened in Succession Season 3?
When Tom Wambsgans (and, by extension, Cousin Greg) backstabbed Shiv in an attempt to get into Logan's good graces in the Season 3 finale of Succession, it surprised viewers—and even the show's characters. With Tom's help, Logan was able to get enough shares of Waystar Royco to sell it to GoJo, putting his three children—who had finally united to overthrow their father—out in the cold.
According to Deadline, the finale drew 1.7 million viewers, about 50% more than the Season 2 finale.
Will there be a Succession Season 4?
Yes! HBO confirmed the renewal of the hit HBO drama for a fourth season in late October, barely a week after the Season 3 premiere.
“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,” Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, said in a statement.
“This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.”
When Will Succession Season 4 Premiere?
There was a two-year gap between Seasons 2 and 3 of Succession, but given the pandemic's long break, it's doubtful that fans will have to wait that long for future episodes.
Brian Cox, the show's star, told GQ UK in a recent interview that filming would resume in June 2022, with writers returning to work in January 2022.
What will happen in Succession Season 4?
In an interview with Deadline, showrunner Jesse Armstrong hinted some plot ideas for future episodes of the HBO drama, implying that Tom's decision may come back to bite him in the a$$ because Logan isn't one to be loyal or trustworthy.
Armstrong also spoke with IndieWire on Greg's decision to stand with Tom in the finale and how that would affect his character development:
"I think we’ve seen that Greg is not uninterested in wielding power and gaining capital. It’s just that he’s had quite small amounts of it in the past."
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