The Roy family is back and seemingly as dysfunctional and ruthless as ever. A new trailer for Succession, the popular show from British creator Jesse Armstrong, suggests that the hardships and bitter power struggles of the billionaire family that owns the media conglomerate will continue in the fourth season, which HBO has announced. back in March.
The trailer finds the Roy siblings – frivolous presidential candidate Connor (Alan Ruck), former golden boy Kendall (Jeremy Strong), childish Roman (Kieran Culkin) and scheming girl Shiv (Sarah Snook) – in turmoil after their failed coup in the third season finale and their father’s proposal to sell the company to tech mogul Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård).
According to the official logline, the prospect of such a deal “causes existential angst and family division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will be like once the deal is done,” especially as some of the Roys envision a future in which “their cultural and political weight is severely reduced.
The trailer features the usual Succession staples – private jets and luxury homes, black cars, fine dining, Greg and Tom in an office, with Kendall darkly referring to a “500 foot reputation drop”.
“We wanted to do something together,” Shiv says in voiceover. “It’s not about getting revenge on dad, but if it hurts him, I don’t mind.”
The award-winning drama series stars Brian Cox as patriarch Logan Roy, who will return as series regular with Strong, Culkin, Snook, Ruck and co-stars Matthew McFadyen, Nicholas Braun and J Smith-Cameron.
HBO also announced new Season 4 cast additions: Annabeth Gish, Adam Godley, Eili Harboe and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.
Not much has been revealed about the fourth season, but the cast members sang veiled praises. Braun, who plays hapless Cousin Greg, called the new season “an absolute banger”, while Skarsgård described season 4 as “neat”.
Armstrong also remained a mom in the fourth season, but revealed to reporters after the show’s Emmy win in September that the fourth season was “shooting overseas.”
“I think I could tell you everything that’s going to happen, but it’s only going to make it worse when you watch it,” he said.
Succession’s first three seasons garnered 48 Emmy nominations and 13 wins, including two for Outstanding Drama Series, among many other accolades.
It will return to HBO on March 26 with a UK date to be confirmed.
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