As we enter the fourth and final season of Succession, every moment with the Roys is precious. The series creators know this, and in turn, have given us a jam-packed Season 4 premiere episode full of new companies, family drama, and a sex tape. Succession is back, baby!
Where did we leave Succession in Season 3? The Roy children—Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Shiv (Sarah Snook)—had all teamed up against their father, Waystar Royco CEO Logan (Brian Cox). Their revolution failed, leaving them with no company, no trust, and plenty of drama. When we reunite with them in Season 4, the trio are planning their next venture: in their words, a “revolutionary new media brand” that’s “Substack meets The Economist meets MasterClass meets The New Yorker” called The Hundred. RIP Vaulter. Your replacement is here.
Well, maybe. Right before the kiddos are about to pitch to investors, they hear their father is back on a quest to acquire PGM, another media conglomerate owned by Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones) and her family. Since Nan is closer with Shiv and her “morals” (or rather, what’s left of them), the brothers push their sister to chat with Nan and win her over to their side. If they can outbid their father and acquire PGM, they’d be showing Waystar who’s boss, beginning their own venture together, and busting one of their father’s biggest life goals.