Succession star didn't know show was ending until final table read 6 months ago

Succession star didn't know show was ending until final table read

The end of Succession didn't just come as a shock to viewers.

Fans were left dismayed by last month's announcement that Succession would end after its upcoming fourth season. The HBO comedy-drama has become one of the biggest shows of the last decade and has accumulated a massive following since it began in 2018.


It turns out that fans weren't the only ones left in the dark about the Roy family leaving our screens - some of the cast were just as shocked.

Speaking to the LA Times, Sarah Snook, who plays Siobhan "Shiv" Roy in the series, explained that she was not told season 4 would be the end of the show until her final table read for the last episode.

Sarah Snook as Siobhan Roy in Succession Sarah Snook as Siobhan Roy in Succession

Succession star didn't know season four was the last season until the final table read.

"I was very upset. I felt a huge sense of loss, disappointment and sadness. It would have been nice to know at the beginning of the season, but I also understand not being told until the end because there was still a potential that maybe this wasn’t going to be the end.

“Emotionally, all of us weren’t necessarily ready to be done with the show because we love each other so much. But everything has to come to an end, and it’s smart not to let something become a parody of itself.”

Read next: The cast of Succession on shooting the next season in Ireland.


In February, creator Jesse Armstrong opened up about deciding to end the show, stating: "I hope that no one ever thinks that we are outstaying our welcome, that we’re going to do a dud season, or be stretching it out.

"I hope those concerns never occur to people. I know they do when I’m watching other people’s shows, even ones I admire and like."

Succession season four will air weekly on Sky Atlantic or with a NOW Entertainment Membership from Monday, 27 March. Check out the trailer for the fourth and final season below.


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