Jeremy Strong: Ending ‘Succession’ Is Like ‘Death’

Creator Jesse Armstrong has confirmed that the beloved Emmy Award-winning HBO series will end with its upcoming 4th season.

Jeremy Strong lives and breathes infamy as Kendall Roy’s “succession” character. So what happens when the Emmy-winning HBO series goes away?

With creator and showrunner Jesse Armstrong confirming that the upcoming Season 4 will be the show’s final installment, it remains to be seen how the show will wrap up Kendall’s corporate crusade against patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox). But star Strong was already thinking about an emotional farewell to his role as Method.

“In a way, it will feel like death,” Strong said GQ in an interview published just days before the series finale news was announced. Still, compared to his peers, Strong envies “the freedom of just being able to shoot yourself out of a few different cannons. Sometimes Kendall feels the same cannon over and over again.

The ‘Armageddon Time’ actor added: ‘When I was younger, I saw the future in the crosshairs. I don’t feel that anymore. There is a sense of “now what?” to which I have no answer.”

“Succession” writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett said back in 2021 that the series would most likely end after four seasons. Creator Armstrong recently announced that season 4 is officially the end of the Waystar Royco saga.

“There is a promise in the title of ‘succession.’ I never thought it could last forever,” Armstrong told The New Yorker. “The end was always in my mind. From season 2 onwards, I was thinking: Is this the next one, or the one after that, or the one after that?

He continued: “We could do a couple of short seasons or two more seasons. Or we could continue the series and turn the show into something completely different and be a wilder freewheeling entertainment show with good weeks and bad weeks. Or we could do something more muscular and full and go out something strong. And it was definitely my favorite. The decision about the ending was solidified during the writing and even when we started shooting: I said to the cast, “I’m not 100 percent sure, but I think this is it.” Because I didn’t want to bully them – neither did they.

For all the details on “The Successor” Season 4, click here. The final season will premiere on March 26.

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