HBO’s Succession, the critically acclaimed and award-winning drama series, has returned for its highly anticipated final season. In its signature style, the series kicked off its new season with a party, but this one was the “world’s glummest birthday party” as described by The New York Times.
Throughout the previous three seasons, the show has delighted audiences with its intricate and complex storylines, biting humor, and compelling characters, and the season four premiere did not disappoint. The party served as the perfect vehicle to introduce viewers to the state of the Roy family, the series’ central focus, and the various ways the characters have evolved since the last season.
As with previous parties on the show, the gathering of characters allowed for a dynamic and engaging exploration of their relationships with each other, with plenty of subtext and intrigue bubbling just beneath the surface. Despite the festive setting, there was an underlying tension that only heightened as the episode progressed.
The premiere did an excellent job of setting the stage for what promises to be a dramatic and emotional final season, as the series comes to a close with its exploration of the cut-throat world of media moguls and the families that control them.
Succession has already proven itself as a series that explores power, politics, and privilege with a biting wit and an unflinching eye, and the season four premiere suggests that the show will continue to be a must-watch for fans of prestige drama.
With the introduction of new characters, the return of fan favorites, and the ever-present threat of betrayal and manipulation, it’s clear that Succession is poised to go out on a high note. It’s a testament to the show’s exceptional writing and acting that viewers are already eagerly anticipating what comes next.