‘Succession’ Creator & HBO Boss Divided Over Potential Spin-Off

"Maybe there’s another part of this world we could come back to."

The cast of 'Succession' walking down a hallway.

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With Succession coming to an end with its fourth season, creator Jesse Armstrong is open to the possibility of a spin-off series – yet his paymasters at HBO aren’t too sure.

Succession creator Jesse Armstrong has revealed that a potential spin-off to the acclaimed HBO show might be a possibility.

Armstrong has been reported to be considering a separate show that may potentially follow one of the central characters or will focus on one of the show’s main themes. This follows the news that the soon-to-be-released fourth season of Succession will be the last in the series.

The potential of a Succession spin-off, however, contradicts a statement from HBO and HBO Max content CEO Casey Bloy, who recently said in an interview with Variety that “it doesn’t seem to me that there’s something in Succession where you would go, ‘Let’s follow just this kid’ or whatever. It doesn’t seem like a natural thing to me”.

Jesse Armstrong wearing a suit.
Succession creator Jesse Armstrong. Image: Getty

At the same time, Bloy also went on to say that “if (creator Jesse Armstrong) said I want to do this, then I would follow Jesse’s lead.”

Regarding the decision to end Succession with the fourth season, Armstrong revealed in an interview with The New Yorker: “I feel sad, and I have the circus-has-left-town feeling that everyone gets who works on a production that’s good, and this one particularly so. I imagine I’ll be a little bit lonely, and wandering the streets of London in a funk.”

Armstrong also said to The Guardian: “I’ve never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind. But the feeling there could be something else in an allied world, or allied characters, or some of the same characters – that’s also strong in me.”

“Maybe there’s another part of this world we could come back to, if there was an appetite?”

Jesse Armstrong

WATCH the trailer for season 4 of Succession below.

Succession follows the Roy family, who are the owners and executives of Waystar RoyCo, a media conglomerate that is incredibly influential in the worlds of business and politics. When the family patriarch and CEO, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) has a severe heart attack, his children Connor (Alan Ruck), Kendall (Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv (Sarah Snook) position themselves for the head of the table.

Succession has proven to be a huge success for HBO, receiving overwhelming acclaim for its writing and performances, and winning numerous awards. Season four of Succession will premiere on March 27 on Binge.