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Production officially underway on season four of ‘Succession’

The story of the Roy family continues

By Joe Goggins

Still from 'Succession', 2021
The acclaimed third season is expected to earn more Emmy glory. (Photo: YouTube)

Filming is underway on the fourth season of ‘Succession’.

The acclaimed HBO black comedy-drama wrapped up its third season last December, by which time it had already been renewed for a fresh batch of episodes. Now, the show’s official social media accounts have confirmed that the new season has entered production, sharing a photograph of a clapper board that credits ‘Succession’ veteran Mark Mylod as the director for the opening episode of season four. 

“Production on Succession Season 4 has begun,” read the simple caption. Some further details have been revealed, too, per Variety: the new run will be comprised of ten episodes, one more than season three, and the show’s core ensemble cast will all return, including Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun and J. Smith-Cameron.

An official synopsis for season four reads as follows. “In the 10-episode season four, the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.”

Supporting players for the new season, meanwhile, include Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters and Jeannie Berlin. There is no official confirmation that Alexander Skarsgård will reprise the role of Lukas Matsson, but given that his character is name-checked in the synopsis, his return would seem to be a safe bet.

‘Succession’ has met with unanimous critical acclaim since debuting in 2018; it is the brainchild of Jesse Armstrong, the British comedy mastermind who was also behind ‘Peep Show’, ‘The Thick of It’, ‘Fresh Meat’ and ‘Veep’. He returns for the new season as showrunner. The first two seasons of ‘Succession racked up no fewer than 23 Emmy nominations, with 9 wins; when this year’s nominees are announced next month, it is expected to be among the frontrunners.