“Succession” Season 4 Has Begun Filming in New York City
The bitterly feuding Roy family is coming back for another ten-round brawl. HBO has revealed that Succession season 4 has begun filming a 10-episode fourth season in New York City.
HBO has also done us the solid of giving us the new season’s logline, which gets us up to speed on what we can expect from the billionaire malcontents coming out of a hellacious, ongoing power struggle for the family’s company, Waystar Royco. When we last left the Roy family, the battle between Logan (Brian Cox) and Kendall (Jeremy Strong) seemed to have been settled, unsurprisingly, in Logan’s favor. The old man is like a Weeble, that toy from the 1970s, which might wobble but never falls down. Despite suffering from several health scares and humiliations over the years, including a public attack on his character by his second-eldest, Logan remains standing.
After absorbing Kendall’s best shot—telling the world his father was a criminal and imploring the U.S. Government to investigate Waystar Royco and possibly throw Logan behind bars, Logan managed to out-maneuver Kendall at nearly every turn. Utilizing contacts both within the government and his own family (an eleventh-hour agreement with his ex-wife, Lady Caroline Collingwood, played by Harriet Walter), the Roy Family Patriarch managed to end season 3 still firmly in control of the family empire, with decisions for Waystar’s future in his hands.
Season three also gave us a new, unexpected power within the Roy family—Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen), Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook)’s petulant but adoring husband made a move to help Logan get closer to selling Waystar to Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard) despite his own wife, Kendall, and the youngest Roy, Roman (Kieran Culkin) being vehemently opposed. It was the most Roy thing Tom could have done, and might even earn him the respect from Shiv he’s long desired but never attained. That, or she’ll kill him in season 4.
Here’s the logline for season 4:
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.
Other cast members include Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters, and Jeannie Berlin.
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Featured image: Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Brian Cox. Photograph by Graeme Hunter/HBO