We now finally know when the Emmy-winning series Succession is back on our screens.

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The official synopsis for the HBO drama's fourth season reads: "In season 4, the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) 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 complete.

"A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed."

We have now also seen a trailer and new imagery for the season - including this shot below of a very grumpy Logan Roy (as seen above).

Succession was renewed for a fourth season in October 2021, and Macfadyen also gave a tease about how Tom’s betrayal of his wife will play into season 4, revealing: “It sets up the story going forward. We pick up a little bit of time after the dust has sort of settled. Not very much though. He thinks he is just looking out for himself [but] you could argue he has suffered from the hands of his brothers-in-law and his wife. I’m scared of giving away spoilers. It’s nicely teed up.”

The season 3 finale saw Logan's feud with Kendall reach a head as negotiations between Waystar Royco and Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard) continued. Meanwhile, Roman dealt with the aftermath of accidentally sending his father a rather intimate picture of himself, and a big wedding went as you'd expect with the Roy family in attendance.

Succession season 4 trailer
Succession season 4 trailer HBO

While Succession was renewed for a fourth season as far back as October last year, but it seems that the team behind the show do have an endgame in mind.

Star Brian Cox has promised the series won't "overstay its welcome", telling The Times that he didn't know whether there would be a fifth season.

"No one’s had their contracts renewed," he said. "Who knows how long it will go on? We don’t want it to overstay its welcome, like Billions; that’s past its sell-by date. That will not happen with our show."

But for now, read on for everything you need to know about season 4.

Succession season 4 release date and time

Succession season 4 will be premiere in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW on Monday 27th March 2023 at 2am BST.

This is a simultaneous release with the HBO premiere on Sunday 26th March 2023.

The fourth season began filming in June 2022 as the show finally went back into production.

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession season 4.
Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession season 4. Macall Polay/HBO

The third season began filming in December 2020 and then took 10 months before premiering in October 2021 - and that was for a shorter season of eight episodes.

Brian Cox did announce back in October 2021 though that filming is expected to begin in June next year (2022), telling British GQ: "I think the writers are getting back in January. I was surprised because I thought they’d be getting back in November.

"But I do think they need a break. I mean, I think that they do need space, because they’ve been working really hard on this [series]."

Succession season 4 cast

The following Succession cast members are confirmed to return for season 4.

  • Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy
  • Nicholas Braun as Gregory 'Greg' Hirsch
  • Brian Cox as Logan Roy
  • Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy
  • Peter Friedman as Frank Vernon
  • Matthew Macfadyen as Thomas 'Tom' Wambsgans
  • Alan Ruck as Connor Roy
  • Sarah Snook as Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy
  • Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy
  • Dagmara Domińczyk as Karolina Novotney
  • Arian Moayed as Stewy Hosseini
  • J Smith-Cameron as Gerri Kellman
  • Justine Lupe as Willa Ferreyra
  • David Rasche as Karl Muller
  • Fisher Stevens as Hugo Baker
  • Alexander Skarsgård as Lukas Matsson
  • Scott Nicholson as Colin Stiles
  • Zoë Winters as Kerry Castellabate
  • Annabelle Dexter-Jones as Naomi Pierce
  • Juliana Canfield as Jess Hordan
  • Jeannie Berlin as Cyd Peach
  • Cherry Jones as Nan Pierce
  • Hope Davis as Sandi Furness
  • Justin Kirk as Jeryd Mencken
  • Stephen Root as Ron Petkus
  • Harriet Walter as Lady Caroline Collingwood
  • James Cromwell as Ewan Roy
  • Natalie Gold as Rava Roy
  • Caitlin Fitzgerald as Tabitha Hayes
  • Ashley Zukerman as Nate Sofrelli
  • Larry Pine as Sandy Furness
  • Mark-Linn Baker as Maxim Pierce
  • Pip Torrens as Peter Munion
  • Annabeth Gish as TBC
  • Adam Godley as TBC
  • Eili Harboe as TBC
  • Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson as TBC

Succession wouldn't be the juggernaut of a drama it is without the main Roy family members, so season 4 stars Jeremy Strong (Kendall), Brian Cox (Logan), Kieran (Roman), Sarah Snook (Shiv), Nicholas Braun (Greg), Alan Ruck (Connor Roy) and Matthew Macfadyen (Tom Wambsgans).

We'll also see the returns of Peter Friedman (Frank Vernon), Arian Moayed (Stewy Hosseini), J Smith-Cameron (Gerri Kellman), Justine Lupe (Willa Ferreyra), David Rasche (Karl Muller), Hiam Abbass (Marcia Roy) and Fisher Stevens (Hugo Baker).

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Alexander Skarsgard as Lukas Matsson in Succession
We expect to see Alexander Skarsgard return as Lukas Matsson in Succession season 4 HBO

Meanwhile, the season 3 finale also left the character of Lukas Matsson, played by Alexander Skarsgard, in a powerful position, so we expect we will see more of him on a regular basis.

The official synopsis for the season also teases his role.

Additionally, a number of new stars will be joining for the new episodes, though their characters remain under wraps.

Newcomers include actors Annabeth Gish, Adam Godley, Eili Harboe, and Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson.

Succession season 4 trailer.

A teaser trailer has now been released for the fourth season of Succession.

The footage teases how the Roy siblings Kendall, Roman and Shiv go head-to-head with their father Logan and a number of people are caught in the crossfire - including Shiv's treacherous husband Tom Wambsgans.

Catch the UK trailer for the series' return below.

HBO previously released a brief teaser when the series was renewed, but is yet to release a trailer for Succession's fourth season yet but watch this space – we'll be updating this page as and when any new clips and first-looks come in.

We will be sure to add any further clips for the upcoming episodes as soon as they become available.

What will Succession season 4 be about?

Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen in Succession season 4.
Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen in Succession season 4. HBO

Well, the 10 episodes of the acclaimed drama will be on their way and tackling the takeover of Waystar Royco by Lukas Matsson.

"In the 10-episode season four, the sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer," begins the official synopsis from HBO.

"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."

It concludes: "A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed."

We also have the small matter of Tom's betrayal of Shiv to explore, along with Kendall's continuing mental deterioration, plus Roman's psychosexual games with Gerri.

Let's also hope we get more dance sequences from Shiv Roy.

Roman and Shiv Roy comfort Kendall Roy in Succession season 3 finale
Roman and Shiv Roy comfort Kendall Roy in the Succession season 3 finale HBO

Speaking about her dancing in the third season, Snook said to TV Line: "I think I heard ‘cut,’ and someone said, ‘You’ve just become a GIF.'”

She added: "At that point, I hadn’t been out to a bar or a club for over a year, so being able to dance anywhere at that point through the pandemic was a gift. So a lot of that is me letting my frustrations out, and also a lot of that is Shiv venting her frustrations at her brothers. But it was a lot of fun."

Succession seasons 1-3 are available to stream on Sky catch-up and NOW. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV guide and visit our Drama hub for more news and features.

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