HBO's Tense New Teaser for 'Succession' Season Four Promises a Rebel Alliance Among the Roys

Everyone's favourite family feud will return to screens Down Under in autumn 2023.
Sarah Ward
Published on October 25, 2022

First, get excited about autumn Down Under. Next, get a sneak peek at the number-one show on your early 2023 viewing list. HBO just has announced when its award-winning family-feud drama Succession will return for its fourth season — down to a three-month period, at least — and dropped a full teaser trailer giving a glimpse at what's in store.

Sometime between March and May in Australia and New Zealand, Succession will unfurl its next round of squabbles over a media conglomerate, between a father and his adult children, and likely between siblings as well. So far, HBO hasn't been more specific about timing than that, just noting that season four of the show will arrive in spring in the US — which, yes is autumn Down Under.

The American network gave a firmer of idea of what the new batch of Succession episodes will cover, however, following on from an initial sneak peek in a broader HBO trailer in mid-October.

As patriarch and business titan Logan Roy, Brian Cox (Remember Me) is still monologuing with the best of them, including about his kids. "I'm a hundred feet tall. These people are pygmies," he spits, as the teaser also shows Kendall (Jeremy Strong, The Trial of the Chicago 7), Connor (Alan Ruck, Freaky), Shiv (Sarah Snook, Pieces of a Woman) and Roman (Kieran Culkin, No Sudden Move) banding together to form a rebel alliance against their dad.

All the chaos stems from the season-three move to sell the Roy's company Waystar Royco to a tech visionary played by Alexander Skarsgård (The Northman). Unsurprisingly, not everyone is thrilled. When an entire series is about who'll take over the lucrative and powerful family business, removing that option for everyone is going to cause some hefty fallout.

Also included in this sneak peek: Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen, Operation Mincemeat) addressing the aftermath of his own actions at the end of season three, and his betrayal of his Shiv. "Do you want to talk about what happened?" he asks his wife, who — also to the astonishment of no one — does not look impressed.

It was back in 2021 when HBO announced that Succession would return for a fourth run, after its Emmy-winning third season proved that exceptional — and popular. Viewers can clearly expect more power struggles and more savaging of the one percent, aka more of what Succession has always done best.

Indeed, if you're a fan of twisty TV shows about wealth, privilege, influence, the vast chasm between the rich and everyday folks, and the societal problems that fester due to such rampant inequality, there's been plenty of ace examples of late, including The White Lotus and Squid Game. No series slings insults as savagely as this tremendous series, however. No show channels feuding and backstabbing into such an insightful and gripping satire, either.

Check out the teaser for Succession season four below:

Succession season four will arrive sometime in autumn 2023 Down Under, including via Foxtel, Binge and Foxtel On Demand in Australia and Neon in New Zealand — we'll update you with exact details when they're announced. Check out our review of season three.

Published on October 25, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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