HBO has renewed “Succession” for a fourth season. (As if that was ever in question.)
The best drama on TV (according to the Emmys — and this TV editor) just aired its second episode of Season 3 on Sunday, so this is a bit of an early renewal. Of course, it was only a matter of when HBO would make this official, and whether this would be announced as the final season. Fortunately for fans, that is not the way HBO framed the news in its announcement to media today.
“Succession” explores themes of power and family dynamics through the eyes of patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his four grown children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck).
Season 3 finds Logan in a perilous position, scrambling to secure familial, political, and financial alliances after he was ambushed by his rebellious son Kendall. After Kendall’s impulsive decision to expose the company’s sprawling scandal, the family is left to each contemplate their future. Tensions rise as a bitter corporate battle threatens to turn into a family civil war, with the Roy family navigating the looming question of who will take over in a post-Logan world.
The Season 3 cast also includes Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter Friedman, J. Smith-Cameron, Dagmara Dominczyk, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Arian Moayed, Harriet Walter, James Cromwell, Natalie Gold, Juliana Canfield, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Zoë Winters and Jeannie Berlin returning. Additional cast includes Alexander Skarsgård, Sanaa Lathan, Linda Emond, Jihae, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis and Dasha Nekrasova.
“Sucession” was created by Jesse Armstrong, who is showrunner. It is executive produced by Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy and Will Ferrell.
“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,” Francesca Orsi, HBO’s executive vice president of programming, said on Tuesday. “This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.”
Season 3 is nine episodes long. “Succession” airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The episodes also stream on HBO Max.