Succession drops season 4 trailer: Logan Roy's reign of terror continues

Watch: Succession season 4 trailer shows Logan Roy is as terrifying as ever

Succession fans have been offered a glimpse at the much-anticipated season four, set to debut in March.

The HBO drama about family-run media company Waystar RoyCo and the terrifying and powerful Logan Roy (Brian Cox) at the head of both is making a welcome return to TV and the sneak peek at what's to come shows his children and staff are as scared of him as ever.

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Puppetmaster Logan can be seen running rings around his family in the trailer, even after the explosive season three ending where his adult children put aside their differences to try to stage a coup - which ended in disaster.

Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession S4. (Sky/HBO)
Brian Cox returns as Logan Roy in Succession season 4. (Sky/HBO)

Daughter Shiv's (Sarah Snook) husband Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) turned against her and tipped off his father-in-law to try to protect his own interests, leaving Shiv and her brothers Roman (Kieran Culkin), Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Connor (Alan Ruck) floundering as they were cut off by Logan.

At the beginning of the trailer, Shiv, Roman and Kendall are considering trying to get their father on the phone as Roman says: "Would we consider at least a call?"

Shiv asks: "Well is he apologising?" and Kendall adds: "I mean, did he ask?"

Roman says: "Well if he were to call, then I guess we would see."

Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin in Succession S4. (Sky/HBO)
Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin in Succession season 4. (Sky/HBO)

Tom is also shown trying to get some assurances from Logan as he says: "What would happen...," as Logan interrupts: "If you and Shiv were to bust up?"

A nervous Tom asks: "We’ll always be good, right?"

Logan replies: "If we’re good, we’re good," as Tom, looking worried, says: "That's...heartening."

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Older brother Connor is briefly seen marrying his partner Willa, as his siblings' scheming against Logan - with the advice of long-time Waystar RoyCo boss Gerri Kellman - continues.

Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen in Succession S4. (Sky/HBO)
Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen's characters are in partnership again. (Sky/HBO)

Tom tells his confidante, fan favourite cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun): "This is a chess board. And every move is crucial.

"Like Israel-Palestine, Greg. But harder. And much more important."

Succession season four will begin on HBO on 26 March and will air on Sky Atlantic in the UK, with a return date yet to be announced.