‘Succession’ Creator Jesse Armstrong Gives Season 4 Update

There is good news for Succession fans, the tenuous silence of Succession The fourth season has officially been discontinued.

Succession the flames reignited again following Matthew Macfadyen’s victory at the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards. Macfadyen took home the prestigious Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of the elusive Tom Wabsgans in the multi-award winning HBO drama, Succession.

Unfortunately, Macfadyen wasn’t there in person to receive the award, but luckily, Succession creator Jesse Armstrong was there to accept on his behalf. Armstrong wasn’t alone though, via text Armstrong had a message to share from his co-star Nicholas Braun, aka Greg the Egg.

Speaking with newsweek and other media outlets after receiving the award, Armstrong not only praised Macfayden, but also updated the status of Succession Season four, the series’ future, teased some of what fans can expect.

More than four months have passed since Succession Season three ended, leaving fans to deal with the aftermath of what was effective, the equivalent of a red wedding.

Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) was the only member of the Roy family to walk away unscathed from season three, thanks to a jaw-dropping move by Macfayden’s character Tom.

Tom, Shiv’s (Sarah Snook) husband, was the only person who knew of brother Roy’s plans to block their father’s deal with Mattson (Alexander Skarsgård).

Succession fans will remember it all came crashing down in Logan’s village when he announced that his mother Caroline (Harriet Walter) had given up on her and her place at the holding company as part of a renegotiated divorce settlement with Logan.

However, to get Caroline on the phone, Logan must have known that his kids were coming to take him down and the only person in the family who knew of Brother Roy’s plans was Shiv’s husband Tom.

Heading into Season 4, it looks like Shiv with the help of Kendall and Roman (Kieran Culkin) will be heading into another war: the audience just didn’t think it would be against her husband and father on the same team.

For months, Succession fans have been trying to gauge what will happen next and Armstrong has a few (vague) answers.

He said newsweek and other press work for season 4 was coming to an end.

Armstrong shared, “We’re almost done with the season. We write and do it here in London, so American writers come. I always have some ideas to discuss, but they’re really good people to talk about the nuances of a character and the world. watching the show.”

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Jesse Armstrong attends the European premiere “Succession” during the 65th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 15, 2021 in London, England.
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As for the season 4 plot, Armstrong remained tight-lipped, but he had a few things to share about the big twists in Succession that never fail to shock viewers.

Armstrong confessed that sometimes he knows what’s coming and sometimes he doesn’t.

He shared, “I think sometimes you come with a [idea] but mostly that’s what the newsroom is for, to put together different things that we think are going to happen and find and not always find those things that people find surprising [in the show].”

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Matthew Macfadyen as Tom in Succession Season 3. Macfadyen won Best Supporting Actor at the 2022 BAFTA TV Awards
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As for successions future, Armstrong doesn’t have an end date in mind, but you know, the Succession story will end at some point.

He said, “I don’t think this should last forever [but] we’re still having fun at the moment.”

At the timeSuccession Season 4 has no release date, but if earlier release dates are any indication, it could be as early as 2023.

However, there was a two-year gap between seasons two and three due to COVID-19 and there is a possibility that season four will follow suit considering filming has yet to begin.

In the meantime, the first three seasons are available to stream on HBO Max now.

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