Peep Show co-creator Jesse Armstrong is ready to once again give us the crushing news that he’s ending one of the best things on television to mostly involve close people arguing with each other: Succession is done after its upcoming season.
Speaking to the New Yorker, the Succession creator revealed that his series’ upcoming fourth season will be its last. Savor these final moments of high-pitched pissiness between Tom and Greg, because they will be our last.
“You know, there’s a promise in the title of Succession,” Armstrong said. “I’ve never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind.
“I went into the writing room for season four sort of saying, ‘I think this is what we’re doing, but let’s also keep it open.’ I like operating the writing room by coming in with a sort of proposition, and then being genuinely open to alternative ways of going. And 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.’”
And indeed, this is apparently it. It’s a shame, but as Armstrong noted, “We could go on for ages and turn the show into something rather different … or we could do something a bit more muscular and complete, and go out sort of strong.”
The good news is that Brian Cox will almost certainly continue grumbling and scowling in something else.