The dysfunctional, deplorable Roy family are back to swear and shout across our screens. Jesse Armstrong’s Emmy-winning corporate drama Succession has always been a hit, and it’s always delivered: episodes spilling over with so many characters, plotlines, and self-interests. Can the writers maintain the series' quality through its fourth season?
Well, judging by the new trailer (see below), the answer appears to be an amplified ‘yes!' with a lot of swearing attached. Here’s everything we know about the coming season.
Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin as Kendall, Shiv and Roman Roy. Photo: Sky/HBO
The Succession story so far
In the history of Succession, there have always been various frictions within the Roy family. The siblings of Waystar Royco, a Murdoch-like business empire, have bickered about their patriarch and CEO Logan from the very beginning. The second son Kendall even tried to force his father’s removal in season one, desperate to reach that coveted position.
But when Kendall, high on drugs, accidentally kills a waiter, Logan agrees to cover up the incident on the condition that his son submits to him. He becomes servile, and is treated like a dog throughout season two. That is, until Waystar Royco drowns in a scandal and Logan expects Kendall to take the rap. Kendall defects and spends the third season rallying against his father as an act of war.
Now, it’s season four and Kendall’s not alone in the rebel alliance. After Logan agrees to sell Waystar to the hyper-masculine tech mogul Lukas and then forces his children out of the company, Kendall is joined by his arrogant sister Shiv and bilious brother Roman. The nervy Tom Wambsgans, Shiv’s husband, tipped off Logan about his children's planned betrayal – forsaking his wife and getting into bed (metaphorically speaking) with his father-in-law.
Brian Cox as Logan Roy. Photo: Sky/HBO
What the Succession, season 4 plot?
Few details have emerged, but a key driver of season four is the union of Kendall, Shiv and Roman against their father. The sale of the company to Lukas is being finalised and the Roy family face the angst of an uncertain future. Will they continue to live their lives in ludicrous luxury – pumped with helicopters and holiday homes? And does Shiv know about her husband's duplicitous tactics? Will she seek vengeance against him, too?
The HBO synopsis states: ‘A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.’ We’re guessing the shouting matches are far from over.
Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen as cousin Greg and Tom Wambsgans. Photo: Sky/HBO
Who is in the Succession, season 4 cast?
The usual suspects: Brian Cox as Logan Roy, Jeremy Strong as Kendall, Sarah Snook as Shiv, Kieran Culkin as Roman, Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans, and Nicholas Braun as cousin Greg. Alan Ruck returns as Logan’s eldest son Connor, with Justine Lupe playing his reluctant (and paid) girlfriend Willa (Justine Lupe).
Peter Friedman, J Smith-Cameron and Fisher Stevens also come back as Waystar employees Franki, Gerri and Hugo. And considering the plot orbits around the deal with Lukas, you’ll probably see a lot more Alexander Skarsgard in season four.
the Succession, season 4 release date?
We’re launched back into the Roy family drama on Monday 27 March on Sky Atlantic and NOW. Watch the new trailer below.
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