One of TV’s best shows is hurtling back to our screens: the hugely acclaimed Succession is returning for its fourth season on HBO next year and will be available through Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK. Brian Cox’s Logan Roy and his scheming family will be back once again fighting over the control of Logan’s media empire Waystar Royco.
New images and a trailer for the next season have recently been released by HBO, so read on to find out all we know about Succession Season 4.
When we last left them, the Roy family were still in the midst of squabbling with each other and vying for power, but Kendall, Shiv, and Roman formed an alliance against their father Logan to grab power and prevent their father from selling their company- but failing to make headway. In Season 4, the sale of Waystar Royco is still going ahead, with tech visionary Lukas Matsson (played by Big Little Lies’ Alexander Skarsgård) getting tantalisingly close to gaining full control over it. The rest of the Roys aren’t taking kindly to this, and fear for their futures post-sale. Once again, the family is thrown into a power struggle as they try to retain their political and cultural weight.
The core cast of course returns, with Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck all coming back, along with Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfayden and Peter Friedman. The first trailer for the upcoming season, which aired during the last episode of House of Dragon, shows the Roy family in action, with the “rebel alliance” of Roy siblings coming together to scheme against their father. It doesn’t give too much away in terms of what’s set to happen in the story, only giving some subtle hints, and you can watch it below.
You can also expect some globe-trotting this season, with producer Scott Ferguson telling Variety that the Roys will visit Lukas Matsson’s home in Norway.
“Norway is a glorious, natural setting. It immediately seemed like a perfect place for a family gathering in the series,” Ferguson told Variety on location in Norway. “We studied different countries, but we realized Norway just has this exceptional landscape — like nowhere else in the world.”
Succession has been hugely successful critically and with awards shows, scooping up ten Emmys at the last ceremony alone, so expectations are unsurprisingly high ahead of this new batch of 10 episodes. While there’s, unfortunately, no definite release date yet, HBO has confirmed that it’ll be arriving sometime in Spring 2023.