HBO’s Succession may have wrapped after four wild seasons, but the Roy family saga might not be over just yet. Brian Cox, the Emmy-winning actor, hinted at a possible Logan Roy comeback in a spin-off movie, with one key condition: the script needs to be “good enough.” Speaking with Variety at the BAFTA Tea Party, Cox responded with a noncommittal “We’ll see,” when quizzed about a comeback. “If it’s good enough and (series creator) Jesse Armstrong wants to do it, I might do it.”
If you’ve seen the final season of Succession, you’ll know Brian Cox’s Logan Roy met his demise. The power shift at Waystar Royco left the characters in a state of uncertainty, and the finale of Succession left us with many unanswered questions. Despite winning the succession race, Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) faces an uncertain future in his unhappy marriage with Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook). Kendall Roy, who had long sought the throne, also faces an uncertain path after another public meltdown.
However, if a Succession movie happens, the cunning patriarch could still appear in some sort of flashbacks. While some may have craved more Roy family drama, Cox believes series creator Jesse Armstrong ended the show at its natural peak. “What I love about it and what I love about Jesse Armstrong is we don’t go past our sell-by date,” he explained. “A lot of American shows do go past their sell-by dates. We’ve left people wanting. You always want to keep people wanting.”
Besides a Succession movie, Kieran Culkin, who played Roman Roy, recently shared his desire for a spin-off show focused on Nicholas Braun’s clumsily competent and opportunistic cousin Greg Hirsch. Speaking on the Golden Globes red carpet last week, Culkin said that a Succession spin-off centered around Braun’s Greg “would be kind of fun” and we couldn’t agree more. “Cousin Greg would make a good spin-off show, I gotta be honest,” Culkin said. That would be kind of fun.”
Additionally, Culkin mentioned his willingness to make a cameo appearance as Roman, suggesting that he might pop in for some “entrance applause.” Elaborating on this, he said, “Would that work with a show like this? That’s why I would do it.” Heading into the 2024 Emmy Awards, Succession had boasted an impressive 27 nominations, ultimately clinching the prestigious title of outstanding drama series.
Kieran Culkin was awarded for his role as lead actor in a drama, while Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen were honoured for their respective performances as lead actresses and supporting actor in a drama. The talents behind the scenes also received recognition, with writer and creator Jesse Armstrong and director Mark Mylod receiving awards for their work on the pivotal “Connor’s Wedding” episode, a turning point for the Roy family.
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