Creator of ‘Succession’ gives update on season four and end of show

succession creator Jesse Armstrong has provided an update on the show’s fourth season, confirming that writing is nearing completion.

The critically acclaimed HBO series aired its highly anticipated third season late last year, though there’s been little news since its follow-up.

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But at the weekend’s BAFTA TV awards, where he took home Matthew Macfadyen’s Supporting Actor win, Armstrong revealed how things are going.

“We’re almost done writing season four, here in London, as the American writers come in,” he said. “It’s a really great group of people to talk about the nuances of character and the world and what we’re doing on the show.

‘Succession’. CREDIT: HBO

He went on to reveal that he will share the script with the cast when they’re done and listen to their feedback, noting that “it’s helpful, they’re smart and they think things about their character.”

As for when the show itself will come to an end, Armstrong replied, “I won’t answer that exactly. I don’t think it should go on forever. But right now we’re still having fun.”

Executive producer Georgia Pritchett previously suggested the series could end pretty soon, tellingly: The times last year: “I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more four.”

Last month it was confirmed that Kendall Roy’s cover of Billy Joel’s ‘Honesty’ on season four of succession had been given an official release as part of the season’s soundtrack.

Elsewhere, in March, Pritchett revealed that cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) was almost written as gay in the series.

“It’s interesting how characters take on a life of their own,” she said on the… Gay Sapiens podcasting. “I had more or less advocated for Greg to be gay – until last season he hadn’t really dated anyone.”

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