Confirmation that HBO’s hit series Succession would come to an end with a fourth and final season it became official in February.
Turns Out Star Sarah Snook Had No Clue For The Satirical Black Comedy-Dramacreated by Jesse Armstrong, it would be coming to an end until the final table was read in January.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Timesthe Australian actress expressed her disappointment that she had not been told in person shortly before.
“I was very upset,” Snook said upon hearing the news that there would not be a fifth Succession episode.
‘I felt a great sense of loss, disappointment, sadness. It would have been nice to know at the beginning of the season, but I also understand not being told until the end because there was still a chance that maybe this wasn’t the end.”
‘Upset’: Sarah Snook, 35, expressed her ‘disappointment and sadness’ that she had not been informed that Succession would come to an end with season four until the final table was read in January.
Snook, who plays the role of Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy, Logan Roy’s youngest daughter and only daughter, sounded as if part of her disappointment stemmed from the bond she’s developed with the cast, and not wanting to leave that family atmosphere. .
“Emotionally, all of us weren’t necessarily ready to finish the show because we love each other so much.” he revealed with candid emotion, adding, “But everything has to come to an end, and it’s smart not to let something become a parody of itself.”
Speaking to The New Yorker, Armstrong revealed that he wanted fans of the show, which also stars Brian Cox, Matthew Macfadyen, Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin, to know that the end was near.
He also hinted that the show’s star, Logan Roy, might die this season, telling the magazine. ‘You know, there is a promise in the title of “Succession”. I never thought it could go on forever. The ending has always been on my mind. Since season two, I’ve been trying to think, “Is it next, or is it next, or is it next?”
Armstrong met with his fellow writers before they began writing the fourth season around November 2021 and they pitched the idea of ending the series.
‘I kind of said, ‘Look, I think this should be it. But what do you think?’ And we played various scenarios,” Armstrong said of the decision to bring the show to its conclusion. He praised the fourth season’s plotlines as “muscular” and mocked a great drama for the rich but miserable Roy family.
The British author, screenwriter and producer admitted that when they began filming the fourth series, he was “not 100% sure” that Succession would actually end.
“I knew it was probably this, or it was this, but I hadn’t had to face it in the world,” he said.
Ultimately, the decision to end was solidified through writing, and the idea was then pitched to the cast as they began filming the fourth season.
‘I told the cast, “I’m not a hundred percent sure, but I think this is it.” Because I didn’t want to make fun of them either, ”she confessed.
End of line: “It would have been nice to know at the beginning of the season, but I also understand not being told until the end because there was still a chance that maybe this wasn’t the end.” Snook told the Los Angeles Times; she is pictured with her co-stars Jeremy Strong and Kieran Culkin
Starring: Brian Cox stars as Roy family patriarch Logan Roy on the hit HBO series.
The end is near: Succession creator Jesse Armstrong, 52, revealed in an interview with The New Yorker in January that he brought up the idea of ending Succession to the writers before they began work on season four; Armstrong is seen in June 2022
The succession follows a wealthy family that owns a major media conglomerate and struggles to maintain its power. Cox plays the patriarch of the Roy family, while Strong plays one of his sons, who conspire to succeed his father as head of the company.
The cast also includes Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, Alan Ruck, Parker Sawyers, Rob Yang, Dagmara Domińczyk, Arian Moayed, J. Smith-Cameron, Justine Lupe, David Rasche, and Fisher Stevens.
The show has won 13 Emmy Awards so far, including several for Armstrong for writing and drama series honors in 2020 and 2022.
HBO ended up confirming that the fourth season, which will premiere on March 26, will be the last.