On Sunday, March 26, the first episode of the fourth season of Succession arrives on HBO and HBO Max. As the excitement is through the roof, we bring you what the critics who were able to see the first chapters of the final season said.
There is little and nothing left to see the first episode of the fourth and final season of succession. While we wait for Sunday March 26 to arrive, we bring you what the critics who have already seen the first chapters of this long-awaited final season have to say. From now on we anticipate that the reactions are more than positive.
Before moving on to what the critics are saying, let’s tell you that the fourth season will continue the events we saw at the end of the third season, where Tom Wambsgans he betrayed his wife Shiv and his brothers-in-law (kendall and roman) to help Logan Roy stay with the power of Waystar Roy Co. In this way, it seems that we will see how the brothers Roy they form a united front against their father. Although they never usually stay long on the same side.
According to the synopsis of the final season of successionthe sale of the media conglomerate Waystar Royco to the technological visionary lukas matsson 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 its cultural and political weight is severely reduced.
The cast is made up of: Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Brian Cox, Matthew Macfayden, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Alexander Skarsgård, J. Smith Cameron, Harriet Walter, James Cromwell, Peter Friedman, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hope Davis, Cherry Jones, Annabelle Dexter Jones, Arian Moayed, among others. will also be added Annabeth Gish, Adam Godley, Eili Harboe, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
Now yes, let’s go with the criticism. First of all, it should be noted that (as we write this) in Rotten Tomatoes, succession It already accumulates 100% with 36 reviews. This percentage, as time goes by and more reviews are added, will change. But there is no denying that it is a nice start to this final season.
From indiewire, Ben Travers said the final season “seems to be on top as the family’s billion dollar shenanigans Roy They show no signs of slowing down.”. Besides, crosses wrote: “Few shows can go from the pinnacle of comedy to the abyss of seriousness like successionlet alone overwhelm the audience with the simultaneous precision and depth given to each element“.
Brian Lowry, of CNN.comcommented: “On a more fundamental level, the structure of the new season creates sensational (and awkward) exchanges between key players, as the ‘roys next generation’, as he calls them KendallThey are looking to show that they can play in the big leagues.”. He also added that the characteristics interactions between Tom and Greg helped make this drama.”One of the funniest shows on TV.”
Of THR, angie han said: “succession He hasn’t lost any of the hilarity or darkness we’ve come to expect from him.” Nick Schager, of The Daily Beastagreed with the latter and added: “At least in its initial quartet of installments, this season spreads biting love […] The entire crew is in top form, including Mark Mylod and his fellow directors, whose management—all eager handheld camerawork and loaded instant zooms—is so sharp, rhythmic, and volatile.”
Following up on the super positive comments, john nugent of Empire wrote: “Forget ‘boar on the ground.’ Your jaw will be on the ground after watching this latest season. If the level of the first four episodes holds up, it will surely be in contention to be counted among television’s greatest achievements.”
From Variety, Joshua Alston said that while the season takes a bit longer to heat up than its predecessors, “Once the shady deals start in earnest, succession It’s more intense than ever. And with the series finale in the offing, the show has a full tank of gas and an 800-pound gorilla’s foot on the pedal.”
And there is still more. bob straussof The Wrapcommented: “It all builds on a gorgeous array of series strengths: Machiavellian plotting, comedic rationalization, and withering putdowns. The whole gang is in their calculating prime, with an urgency of survival for the business and the emotional stakes involved.”
From ew, kristen baldwin wrote that, in the first four episodes, Jesse Armstrong (creator of succession) take “some impressive risks without sacrificing the character dynamics that make it so viscerally satisfying.”
To close, Emma Fraser of IGN commented that the first four episodes suggest that the final season is not holding anything back. “The powerful performances of the clan Roy they offer a dazzling masterclass in pent-up emotions competing with years of desperate approval from the family patriarch. Every department behind the cast is on top of their game, from the regular director of succession, Mark Mylodeven the composer Nicholas Britell. Going from comedy to drama helps keep the material fresh even when it comes to ongoing power struggles, and just when you think specific storylines may become repetitive, something alters the course.”wrote.
The fourth and final season of succession will have 10 episodes and the first will come to HBO and HBO Max on March 26. Afterwards, one chapter per week will be released until May 28, the date on which we will see the family for the last time Roy.