Why is Succession ending with season 4?

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Some unexpected news about the future of the comedy-drama series Succession has made its way to our Twitter feeds as the series is ending with season 4. Does this mean we are one step closer to finding out who gets control of Waystar Royco?

While there had been speculation over the past week about the future of the series, this comes as a shock to fans who were expecting more positive news after patiently awaiting the arrival of season 4 on the network.

Succession premiered on HBO in June 2018 and quickly gained traction as a “series to watch.” After racking up multiple award nominations and accumulating 13 Emmy Award wins for the drama-centric network, it seemed like a show that would be a mainstay in the selection of drama programming for audiences due its loyal fanbase.

Similar shows have laid the foundation for long-running storylines such as ABC/CMT’s Nashville, which ended after six seasons also detailed a family-saga.

While the official Succession Twitter account did not offer much relief to fans, the account did retweet a The New Yorker article where Succession creator and showrunner Jesse Armstrong broke the news and gives his perspective as to why the show is at its end.

Why is Succession ending with season 4?

In the interview, Armstrong said, “There’s a promise in the title of Succession. I’ve never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind. From season 2, I’ve been trying to think: Is it the next one, or the one after that, or is it the one after that?” We wanted the one after that after that after that, but we can all agree it’s better for the series to end on its own terms than to descend into some sort of never-ending unwatchable saga.”

Armstrong’s words might be hard to hear for die-hard fans who have been following the Roy family over the past three years. The Roy siblings–Roman, Shiv, Kendall, and Connor–have had to juggle forming alliances to breaking promises in order to appease their overruling patriarch Logan Roy. And with that notion, Armstrong’s reasoning is realistic.

It’s been a significant amount of time and as a showrunner, his job is to head a strong writers room that makes sure that the show maintains its integrity and doesn’t continue with less-than-stellar storylines. So while it sounds like Armstrong is set on the show’s ending, this may also mean that one door closing could lead to another one opening.

It’s definitely worth paying attention to the final season. Who knows, and this is just a thought, maybe there’s a possibility of a spin-off with whoever inherits the Waystar Royco throne? It’s not out of the ordinary for spin-offs in this programming climate, especially with popular shows that have captivated television audiences. So, with that being said, we’ll keep an eye out for any news like that here at Hidden Remote.

For those fans who are just now hearing aboutsSeason 4, if you haven’t seen the recent teaser trailer yet for the upcoming season, watch it down below:

Next. Coming to HBO Max in 2023: Succession’s final season and more. dark

Succession season 4 premieres Sunday, March 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and HBO Max. Seasons 1-3 are now streaming on HBO Max.

Did you expect the series to come to a close so soon? Let us know what you think! Stay tuned to Hidden Remote for more Succession news and coverage.