The Roy family are getting ready for their return.
HBO announced Monday that its hit show Succession is officially back in production filming season four, which will consist of 10 episodes, up one from season three’s nine-episode run.
Cast members Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, J. Smith-Cameron and Nicholas Braun are all confirmed to be returning, Variety reports.
The official synopsis for season four has also been revealed, teasing major plot points.
WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW…
Succession is back! Season 4 is now filming as first plot details are revealed with sale of Waystar Royco provoking ‘existential angst’ among Logan’s family across 10 episodes
It reads: ‘In the 10-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.’
The synopsis concluded: ‘A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.’
Additional cast members were also confirmed for the new season.
They include Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Justine Lupe, Scott Nicholson, Zoë Winters and Jeannie Berlin.
More drama: Succession is officially back in production filming season four, which will consist of 10 episodes, up one from season three’s 9-episode run
There is also said to be more cast members that will be announced at a later date.
The show will once again be executive produced by its series creator Jesse Armstrong, alongside Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy and Will Ferrell.
Succession has earned an impressive 23 Emmy nominations for its first two seasons, taking home nine wins.
The count is set to expand when the Emmy nominations for this year are revealed next month.
In a statement, HBO’s executive vice president of programming Francesca Orsi said last year of the season four renewal: ‘With each season of Succession, Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision.’
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Adding: ‘This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.’
Season four comes off the huge success of season three, after HBO revealed last year that 1.4million viewers watched the season three’s premiere across all platforms, which was a a new record for the show.
It was also the best premiere night performance for any HBO original series since the launch of HBO Max in May 2020.
The 1.4 million viewers marked a 21% increase over the Season two finale that aired in October 2019 and 13% over the Season 2 premiere in August 2019.
The Season three premiere was also up a whopping 39% over the series premiere episode that aired in June 2018.
Family matters: Nicholas Braun will be returning to the show alongside Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen and J. Smith-Cameron