The upcoming fourth season of the Emmy-winning drama Succession, according to the show's creator, will be the last.
Jesse Armstrong stated that he "never thought this could go on forever" in an interview with The New Yorker.
The final episode of the show, which centers on the family of media mogul Logan Roy, will air the following month.
According to Armstrong, who also co-wrote Fresh Meat and Peep Show, the show's writers have been preparing for its end since 2021.
"I have strong internal conflict. I actually like this part of the editing process where the entire season is there but we haven't released it yet. I appreciate the interim period, he said.
And I also enjoyed not having to confront the fact that this was probably it or was it in public with my close collaborators during that time. ".
13 Emmys, two Golden Globes, and a Bafta have been awarded to the HBO series, which stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, and Sarah Snook.
Armstrong claimed HBO, which announced the show's cancellation by retweeting a tweet from The New Yorker, gave him complete control over the decision as to when the show would end.
HBO has been kind and probably would have produced more seasons, and they have been gracious in saying "It's your decision," he said.
Other shows about the Roy family may be produced, according to Armstrong, who also contributed to The Thick of It and Veep.
He declared, "I do believe that this succession story that we were telling is complete.
"This is the season that will work us to the bone in terms of interest, and I think there's a really powerful pain in all these characters. But I also have a strong sense that there might be something else, allied characters, or even some of the same characters, in an allied world.