Jesse Armstrong, the showrunner of the HBO series Succession, confirmed that the fourth season will be the last. We tell you everything he said in this note!
One of the most surprising news for fans of the series of HBO, Succession, came from the hand of his showrunner, Jesse Armstrong. The producer confirmed that the fourth season will be the last time we will see the family Roy. This was reported in a recent interview, where he did not want to explain why this season will be the last, but he did confirm that he always knew that succession I couldn’t go on forever.
“There is a promise in the title of the series”, he explained after dropping the bomb. “I never thought this could go on forever. The ending was always on my mind. Ever since the second season, I’ve been trying to think: Is it going to be the next one or the one after that or the one after that? And this was what he raised when they began to write the fourth season. “I said to the writing team, ‘Look, I think this should be it, but what do you guys think?’ And we raised several scenarios: we could do a couple of short seasons or two more seasons. Or go on for ages and make the show something different, and be a bigger, carefree, fun show where there would be good weeks and bad weeks. Or we could do something a little more meticulous and thorough and get away with it. And that was definitely always my preference.”
As the synopsis states, and watch out here for spoilers for the third season, the sale of the media conglomerate Waystar Royco to the technological visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard) gets even closer. “The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and family division among the Roy as they anticipate what their lives will be like once the deal is complete. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs a future in which their cultural and political weight is severely reduced.”.
When they made the decision that this season was going to be their last, the showrunner he knew he didn’t have to hide it from the fans and that’s why he decided to announce it so openly. “We don’t hide the obvious on the show. I feel a responsibility to the audience and I personally wouldn’t like the feeling of ‘Oh, that’s all guys. That was the end.’ I wouldn’t want that on a show. I think I would like to know that it is coming to an end.”
The decision of Armstrong It makes a lot of sense, considering that there are many series that continue to release seasons until the same audience gets tired of watching them. One of the most recent examples is game of Thrones, one of the productions that collected the largest number of fans, but continued to release more and more chapters to the point of being ahead of the history of the books. For this reason, it was decided to end it in the eighth season, which to this day is still considered one of the most disappointing seasons in history.
In making this decision, Armstrong is preventing succession become one of those series that continues to release chapters despite the fact that the public wants it to end. And as he highlighted showrunner, the title itself reveals that at some point we were going to reach the end, but it seems that it came a little earlier than expected. The fourth and final season comes to the screen of HBO on March 26. It will premiere one episode per week and will have ten. The last time we will see the family Roy he May 29.