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Succession will return for season 4

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The Roy family aren't retiring on Succession quite yet.

HBO executive vice president Francesca Orsi announced on Tuesday (October 26) that the Primetime Emmy Award-winning dark comedy series will return for a fourth season.

The renewal is fresh off the premiere of its third season on October 17, which centres on Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) waging a very public war on Logan Roy (Brian Cox) for control of WayStar RoyCo.

"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," Orsi said.

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO

"This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn't be more excited for all that's in store in this next season ahead."

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong spoke recently about the trajectory of the series, admitting he doesn't want it to outstay its welcome.

"There's going to be a very definite moment when that story is over, and it can't go on too long," he told The New Statesman. "I think there'll be an end for me in this incarnation of the show in… [pause] in a bit."

While Armstrong has hinted at ending Succession sooner rather than later, the writer has been known to change his mind on major decisions about the show.

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Brian Cox recently revealed that his character Logan Roy, the family's cunning patriarch, was actually meant to die all the way back in the first season.

The actor explained to The Guardian that a monumental decision was made to save Logan because the writers (correctly) felt he was a "centrifugal force of the piece".

Succession airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK.

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