Hit drama series Succession is to end after it’s fourth season, creator Jesse Armstrong confirmed.
The fourth season of Emmy-award winning drama – which stars Brian Cox as Logan Roy, the owner of a media empire, begins next month.
Writer Jesse Armstrong confirmed the upcoming season would be the show’s last, revealing in an interview with The New Yorker that he “never thought this could go on forever”.
Armstrong, who also wrote sitcoms Fresh Meat and Peep Show, confirmed that he had been planning the shows end since 2021.
He said: “I feel deeply conflicted. I quite enjoy this period when we’re editing – where the whole season is there but we haven’t put it out yet. I like the interregnum.
“And I also quite liked the period where me and my close collaborators knew that this was probably it, or this was it, but hadn’t had to face up to it in the world.”
The HBO series, which also stars Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin and Sarah Snook, has won 13 Emmys, two Golden Globes and a Bafta.
The first episode of the final season airs on 27 March.
“HBO has been generous and would probably have done more seasons, and they have been nice about saying, ‘It’s your decision’,” he added.
“I do think that this succession story that we were telling is complete.
“This is the muscular season to exhaust all our reserves of interest, and I think there’s some pain in all these characters that’s really strong.
“But the feeling that there could be something else in an allied world, or allied characters, or some of the same characters – that’s also strong in me.”
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