This news isn’t exactly a shock: The drama is a multiple Emmy winner, it’s probably the network’s biggest prestige series, and its season 3 premiere racked up series high ratings. A renewal is basically the definition of a no-brainer. But as the strain within the Roy family continues to build this season, it’s nice to know that the story is still a long way from over.
Succession follows the story of the mega-rich Logan Roy (Brian Cox), head of a global media empire, and the quartet of children he’s been grooming to follow in his footsteps. Season 3 sees the family in a vicious battle for control of Waystar Royco after eldest son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) publicly accused his CEO father of fraud and wrongdoing. Thus far, season 3 has seen Kendall attempting to convince his siblings Connor (Alan Ruck), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Siobhan (Sarah Snook) to back him against his father, but whether he’ll ultimately be successful – and what this intra-family fight will mean for season 4 – is anyone’s guess.
“With each season of Succession, Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision,” said Francesca Orsi, executive VP HBO programming, said in a statement. “This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.”
In an interview with Variety prior to the season 3 premiere, Armstrong himself was coy when asked about how long he thought Succession might continue, but indicated the show could not – and likely shouldn’t – run forever.
“I don’t want to say. I don’t have a good definitive answer to that,” he told the trade publication. “All I know is there’s a promise in the “Succession” title, and it can’t go on forever.”
But at least we all know it won’t be just yet.
Succession’s third season currently airs Sunday nights on HBO.