Final season of ‘Succession’ begins


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Actors Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong from “Succession” talking itno a phone. The show’s fourth and final season premiered Sunday.

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer

The first episode of the fourth and final season of “Succession” aired Sunday on HBO.

The show, which first premiered in 2018, follows wealthy media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his children as they deal with their father’s legacy and the future of the company he built, Waystar Royco. His children are played by Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck and Jeremy Strong.

The ensemble also features Roy’s nephew Greg (Nicholas Braun), who he was recently reintroduced to after years of estrangement, and Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfayden), Roy’s son-in-law who is also a high-level employee at Waystar Royco.

The previous season left off with Roy selling Waystar Royco and cutting his children out of the business after they attempted to overthrow the company and take control.

Actor Jeremy Strong’s tendencies towards method acting have received much publicity in the last few years. In a 2021 profile of Strong in the New Yorker, Cox expressed concern for his co-star saying, “He’s a pretty unique individual. But, he does get obsessed with the work. And I worry about what it does to him, because if you can’t separate yourself — because you’re dealing with all of this material every day. You can’t live in it. Eventually, you get worn out.”

However, in the same piece, Strong denounced the method actor label, saying, “If I have any method at all, it is simply this: to clear away anything — anything — that is not the character and the circumstances of the scene.”

As of its 3rd season, “Succession” has garnered a total of 10 Emmy wins, according to The New York Times

The first episode of season 4 of “Succession” is now streaming on HBO Max.