Succession star says not everything will be resolved in finale

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Succession's Alan Ruck agrees with the timing of the comedy-drama's end.

One of HBO's most popular shows, alongside House of the Dragon, The Last of Us and The White Lotus, the award-winning and backstabbing story of the Roy family is about to wrap up forever with its fourth season, which premieres later this month.

Ruck, who plays the eldest Roy child and wannabe politician Connor, confessed to Empire: "The truth is, we've all known [about the show's imminent end] since June.

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"I think it's the right time to end it in terms of the struggle to see who's going to take command of this empire. A fifth season would have been drawn out, and if it just faded away, that would have been a disgrace," he added.

While the Ferris Bueller's Day Off star didn't give away any secrets regarding the twists that await us, Ruck did go on to say that "not everything is resolved" for his character, "like life itself".

This comes after showrunner Jesse Armstrong opened up about the decision to finish Succession after four seasons.

"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," he told The New Yorker just last month.

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"I got together with a few of my fellow writers before we started the writing of season 4, in about November, December, 2021, and I sort of said, 'Look, I think this maybe should be it. But what do you think?'

"We played out various scenarios: We could do a couple of short seasons, or two more seasons. Or we could go on for ages and turn the show into something rather different, and be a more rangy, freewheeling kind of fun show, where there would be good weeks and bad weeks," Armstrong recalled.

"Or we could do something a bit more muscular and complete, and go out sort of strong. And that was definitely always my preference."

Succession returns Sunday, March 26 on HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.

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