Succession announces change for its last-ever episode

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Succession season 4 minor spoilers follow.

The last-ever episode of Succession has been extended in a surprise decision.

Entertainment Weekly reports that HBO has given the season four (and series) finale a feature-length runtime of 90 minutes to mark the momentous occasion.

Airing on May 28, the episode will bring an end to the Roy family feud after a shocking tragedy divided siblings Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) once again — while Connor (Alan Ruck) has been more concerned with his floundering political career.

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Series creator Jesse Armstrong announced earlier this year that he would be ending Succession with its current season, in spite of having "a whole number of reasons" to keep the show going.

"Who knows about the psychological reasons, but the creative ones were that it felt really useful to not make the final, final decision for ages," he told the New York Times.

"You know, there's a promise in the title of Succession. I've never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind."

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Series star Matthew Macfadyen, who plays scheming Waystar RoyCo executive Tom Wambsgans, has subsequently promised that the finale will be satisfying for fans.

"It was sort of awful," the actor said of ending the show. "But I will say that I think it's a good ending. I think it works."

The show is ending on a high both critically and professionally, with ratings on HBO in the US hitting new heights each week. It's likely to be a major force during awards season as well.

Succession season 4 airs on HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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