Succession TV Finale Gets Record-Breaking Runtime

By Sam Hargrave Posted:
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HBO's Succession finale will feature a record-breaking runtime.

The hit HBO drama is set to come to an end after four seasons of telling the tale of the fictional billionaire mega-family, the Roys

Thus far, the final batch of episodes has picked up right where Season 3 left off, with Season 4 being critically acclaimed. However, with the end on the horizon, it remains to be seen if Succession will stick the landing.

Succession Finale Receives Exciting Runtime

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According to an HBO listing - shared by @romegerri - the Succession Season 4 finale, which will close out the Emmy-winning comedy-drama for good, will be titled "With Open Eyes" and feature a record-breaking runtime of 90 minutes.

The feature-length runtime makes the finale the longest yet for any Succession episodes, topping the 74-minute length of the Season 2 closer, "This Is Not For Tears."

Going Out With a Bang on HBO

While this beefy, feature film-length runtime may be shocking at first glance, upon thinking further about it, it is not all that surprising that the Roy family would not go out with a bang. 

Succession has continued to be one of the most celebrated dramas on TV, so this creative team will want to go out with an episode worth of the family at the center of this modern epic.

What will be interesting to see is just how big Succession goes in its series finale. The show has had some memorable episodes, including Season 4's recent mind-boggling Episode 3 which has been compared to Game of Thrones' Red Wedding.

Series composer Nicholas Britel recently told Variety the finale is going to be "a huge episode." So, surely, showrunner Jess Armstrong has something special in store. 

Season 4 of Succession continues on Sunday, May 7 at 9 p.m. ET.

- In This Article: Succession (Season 4)
Release Date
March 26, 2023
Brian Cox
Jeremy Strong
Kieran Culkin
Matthew Macfadyen
Sarah Snook
- About The Author: Sam Hargrave
Sam Hargrave is the Associate Editor at The Direct. He joined the team as a gaming writer in 2020 before later expanding into writing for all areas of The Direct and taking on further responsibilities such as editorial tasks and image creation.