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The series is created and co-produced by Jesse Armstrong, the British talent who made his name on the likes of Peep Show and Fresh Meat, who also acts as showrunner. It stars Brian Cox as ageing media magnate and bullying father, Logan Roy, while Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck play his damaged and wildly dysfunctional adult children, Kendall, Siobhan, Roman and Connor.

The upcoming series will also see Matthew Macfadyen reprising his role as Siobhan’s husband, Tom (a key player in the seismic Season 3 plot twist); along with Braun as Cousin Greg; J Smith-Cameron as Logan Roy’s right-hand woman, Gerri; Harriet Walter as his former wife, Caroline; and Alexander Skarsgård as rival tech founder and CEO Matsson, among other cast members.

Georgia Pritchett, one of Succession’s writers and executive producers, previously hinted that the next series might be the last, telling the Times last year: ‘I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four. We’re at the end of filming season three, so at this point Jesse is saying only one more. But that happens every time. We’ve got a good end in sight.’

Armstrong also told the New Statesman: ‘There’s going to be a very definite moment when that story [the business succession crisis at the heart of the show] is over… and it can’t go on too long.’

After the critically-acclaimed third season offered ever-more absurd displays of wealth – from Kendall’s bizarre 40th birthday party, to Caroline’s lavish Tuscan wedding (filmed at the stunning Villa Cetinale) – and petulant, back-stabbing family antics, fans are counting down the days until the series returns.

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