Succession creator reveals season four will be the show's last
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It looks like we finally know when Succession is going to end.
The legendary HBO show that follows one ridiculously wealthy family and their attempt to find a successor has captivated audiences around the world.
Brian Cox stars as the megalomanic Logan Roy, who owns a chunky size of America's news media as well as theme parks and cruise ships.
After suffering a health scare in the show's first season, the hunt then begins to see which child is eligible to take over the Roy empire.
Over the course of three seasons we have seen terrifying backstabbing and horrible betrayals.
But, if you thought Succession was here to stay for a few more seasons, you'd be wrong.
The show's creator has revealed the upcoming fourth season will be its last.
Jesse Armstrong has told The New Yorker about why he's suddenly revealed this sad bit of information.
"We could have said it at the end of the season," he said.
"I quite like that idea, creatively, because then the audience is just able to enjoy everything as it comes, without trying to figure things out, or perceiving things in a certain way once they know it’s the final season."
I mean, that would have left people properly shocked to know there wouldn't be any more episodes.
But the big reason behind the reveal is his 'responsibility to the viewership'.
He wants everyone to know this is the end and to soak up every second of it.
Armstrong also opened up on the reason why season four will be the end.
"There’s a promise in the title of Succession," he mused. "I’ve never thought this could go on forever.
"The end has always been kind of present in my mind.
"From Season 2, I’ve been trying to think: Is it the next one, or the one after that, or is it the one after that?"
He explained that after a meeting with his writing team in December 2021 it was agreed that number four is the one to go out on.
They though about all the different ways they could end it (more but shorter seasons, loads more seasons and have the storyline morph into something completely different etc), and 'going out sort of strong' came up as the biggest priority.
But interestingly, Armstrong went into writing the final season not thinking this was the end in order to keep as many possibilities for the storyline to flourish.
He explained that the cast have been told this will probably be it and to get ready for one hell of an ending.
The fourth and final season is set for release in March.