Hit HBO series Succession to end with Season 4

Actor Brian Cox plays Logan Roy, the cold-blooded patriarch of a ruthless media conglomerate, in Succession. PHOTO: HBO

NEW YORK – Fans of HBO juggernaut Succession will soon bid a final farewell to the family business drama, which will end after its upcoming fourth season, according to the show’s creator.

“I’ve never thought this could go on forever,” Mr Jesse Armstrong, the show’s screenwriter and producer, told The New Yorker magazine in an interview published on Thursday. “The end has always been kind of present in my mind.”

“I got together with a few of my fellow writers before we started the writing of Season 4, in about November, December, 2021, and I sort of said, ‘Look, I think this maybe should be it. But what do you think?’” he said.

Riding high on both popular success and critical acclaim, Succession, produced by HBO, is a dark and gritty chronicle of patriarch Logan Roy and his children, a powerful family tearing itself apart to gain control of a media conglomerate. The first episode aired in 2018.

The show has won a slew of awards, including Outstanding Drama Series at the 2022 Emmy Awards, television’s equivalent of the Oscars.

The series is fiction, but was inspired by media moguls Sumner Redstone and Rupert Murdoch.

Murdoch’s News Corp is one of the world’s largest media empires and includes the Fox network, as well as The Times and The Sun newspapers in Britain. AFP

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