Succession finale to be longer than other episodes and ‘like a movie’

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4 May 2023, 07:23

Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) in Succession.

Credit: HBO / Sky

Succession is coming to an end, but at least fans are going to get a little more from the series than they would have expected, as the finale will have the longest running time of any episode.

The last-ever episode of the hit black comedy-drama is due to air later this month, and, according to one of its creative team, it’s going to be feature-length.

Emmy-winning composer Nicholas Britell - the man responsible for creating the show’s iconic theme tune - said of the running time: “It’s 90 minutes.”

As reported by Variety, the musician added: “It’s a huge episode - like a movie.”

The 10-episode fourth season will come to a conclusion in the UK on Monday 29th May on Sky Atlantic and NOW, having aired the previous day on HBO in the US. 

There are spoilers ahead if you're not up to date with season four.

The finale will bring the story of the Roy family to an end, as fans eagerly wait to find out what will happen following the shock death of Logan (Brian Cox) earlier in the season. With the future of Waystar Royco set to be decided, fans are eager to discover what happens to their favourite characters. Will the deal with cocky tech entrepreneur Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) go through? Will Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Kendall (Jeremy Strong) be getting along at the conclusion of the narrative? 

Then there’s Greg (Nicholas Braun) and Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), who continue to suck up to anyone they think is a good person to have on their side. And will wiry Tom get back together with Shiv and her “thick and chewy” earlobes.

Other questions remain to be answered, such as whether Gerri (J. Smith-Cameron) will remain sacked, and what will happen to Connor (Alan Ruck) and his seemingly doomed political aspirations?

Series creator Jesse Armstrong announced earlier this year that season four would be the award-winning show’s last, but whether everything will be neatly tied up when we say goodbye remains to be seen. 

Alan Ruck has admitted that for his character, “not everything is resolved”.

Succession season 4 airs Mondays on Sky Atlantic and NOW.