What the Cast of ‘Succession’ Is Up to Next

The Emmy-winning HBO series concludes after its fourth season, but Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, and more stars have a slew of projects in the works.
Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Nicholas Braun at the season 4 premiere of "Succession" held at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 20, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Nina Westervelt/Variety via Getty Images)
Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Nicholas Braun at the Season 4 premiere of "Succession"
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While fans are eagerly placing bets on which “Succession” character finally will take over as Waystar Royco CEO, the cast of the hit Emmy-winning HBO series has more than a few projects lined up after the beloved series ends this year.

“Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong announced in February 2023 that the upcoming fourth season will be the final installment. Armstrong noted that the end of the series was in his mind since Season 2, but it became evident during the production on Season 4.

“The decision to end solidified through the writing and even when we started filming: I said to the cast, ‘I’m not a hundred percent sure, but I think this is it,'” Armstrong said. “Because I didn’t want to bullshit them, either.”

Composer Nicholas Britell exclusively revealed to IndieWire at the Season 4 premiere that it wasn’t known to cast and crew until after the season wrapped that it would be the series finale. “I think he basically gave himself shooting the season to be like, ‘Is this the summation?’ So I trust Jesse on that,” Britell said. “But I recently found it was officially. I still as of this moment don’t know the end of the series. I’m midway through scoring it, and I purposefully keep myself in the mystery of it because I like getting surprised and having that audience reaction myself.”

Actor Jeremy Strong shared that the ending “will feel like a death” while co-star Nicholas Braun said the cast was “pretty bummed” by the news of “Succession” officially wrapping. “I was sad as hell [on] my last day,” Braun said.

Co-star Cox added that the best approach is to look “upward and onwards” for next projects, as Matthew McFadyen told The New York Times that there was “grief” finishing the series. “It’s sort of awful and heartbreaking but at the same time, there’s a slight relief — a complicated mélange of feelings,” McFadyen said.

So, what will the “Succession” cast do next?

Keep scrolling to see all the projects the ensemble cast has in the works, and click here for the details on Season 4.

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