Succession writers completely divided over ending at season 4: ‘It was a bit of court’
Posted by  badge Boss on Mar 24
Succession wasn’t always going to end at season 4 (Picture: HBO)

It’s almost upon us – the end of is nigh as the fourth and final season begins on Monday. But it wasn’t always going to end like this. 

After three series of watching the blood-thirsty Roy family tear each other apart, Succession will reach its explosive conclusion at the end of the next 10 episodes. 

Logan and his children are at war again. Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Shiv (Sarah Snook) have been shut out of Waystar Royco and will have to come together to keep hold of their power and billions. 

At this point, there are countless paths this final chapter could take.

Appearing at at the British Museum on Thursday night, creator Jesse Armstrong admitted the writers had been divided over the decision to end Succession at this point.

‘It’s a real team show, I discussed it with my fellow writers, we had several chats and slowly came to this is it,’ he said. 

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong and Brian Cox attend a special screening of season 4 at the British Museum (Picture: Getty)

‘But we genuinely were thinking that maybe it isn’t and tried to argue a case. 

‘It was a bit of court – the prosecution saying this should be it and the defense asking is there no way to squeeze some more out of it?’

Eventually, the team came up with what felt like a fitting finale. 

‘In the end, when saw the different shapes and throughout the season I think you’ll feel that it feels with hopefully suspiring and natural,’ he continued. 

Logan actor Brian Cox admits he feels absolutely ‘nothing’ about Succession ending while Sarah Snook was in tears when she found out it was over – much later than everyone else.

Succession returns to Sky Atlantic on Monday from 2am and will be available to stream on NOW.