Succession Season 4: Everything We Know So Far

After earning critical acclaim since its premiere in 2018 and collecting some of the most prestigious awards in television for their first three chapters, "Succession" was officially renewed for a fourth season by HBO. Now, production has begun on the next installment of the Emmy Award-winning dramedy about the complicated power dynamics between the dysfunctional family that owns the multi-media giant known as Waystar RoyCo.

With the cameras rolling and the Roy family preparing to get up to their usual schemes and shenanigans, it seems like a great time to check in on everything we know about the next season so far.

When and where to watch Succession season 4

Following the third season finale in December 2021, the first three seasons of "Succession" are available to stream on HBO Max. There is currently no release date set for the premiere of the fourth season, but when it does drop, it should follow in the footsteps of the previous episodes and premiere on HBO before being available on the network's streaming service.

As for a guess on when we could expect the new season to debut, HBO hasn't necessarily stuck to a strict release schedule with "Succession." While the first season started in June 2018, the second kicked off in August of the following year. Then, deviating from the summer release, the third season was unveiled in October 2021. If there's any pattern to be found here, it's that the show created by Jesse Armstrong of "Peep Show" fame might end up with a release later in 2022 or even at the beginning of 2023. But that's more of an educated guess, so we'll be sure to keep an eye out for an official announcement whenever it becomes available.

What we think Succession season 4 will be about

The third season concluded with the revelation that Logan Roy (played by the incomparable Brian Cox) sold Waystar RoyCo rather than let it fall into the hands of any of his children. Though they tried to join forces and stop the sale, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Shiv (Sarah Snook) were faced with an unexpected betrayal by their mother that allowed the sale to go through.

Once the series resumes, we're set to see how the sale affects the Roys and how their family survives both professionally and personally during the aftermath. For more teases of where the season is going, here's the official synopsis from HBO Max:

In the ten-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.

What we know about the Succession season 4 cast and crew

"Succession" season 4 will see a return of all the key players such as Cox, Strong, Snook, and Culkin. They'll be joined by Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters, and Jeannie Berlin. And judging by the mention of Lukas Matsson in the synopsis, Alexander Skarsgård will probably pop up at some point to reprise his role from season 3.

Behind the camera, Armstrong will continue his duties as the showrunner and an executive producer. He'll be joined by fellow executive producers Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy, and Will Ferrell. And according to the slate for the first episode seen in the image shared along with the press release, Mylod will be sitting in the director's chair for the season 4 premiere.

Although, these won't be the only guests showing up to the party. As filming progresses in New York City, I'm sure that we'll learn about more special guest stars and directors lending a hand in the next season.