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‘Succession’ Star Nicholas Braun on Greg’s Final Coup and Slap Fighting Matthew Macfadyen: “We Were So Charged Up”

[This story contains major spoilers from the series finale of Succession, “With Open Eyes.”] It’s only been days since the Succession series finale released, so it hasn’t quite hit Nicholas Braun that this is a wrap. “We’ve been doing it for so long it feels like: Of course we’ll be doing more; I’m sure we have […]

‘Succession’ Series Finale: The Roy Family Saga Ended in a Breathtaking Blindside

[This story contains major spoilers for the Succession series finale, “With Open Eyes.”]  Whether or not you “pre-grieved,” the time for mourning has finally arrived: Succession is over, and with it, the story of the Roys.  Heading into the 90-minute series finale, creator Jesse Armstrong’s Emmy-winning drama faced the daunting task of resolving numerous individual […]

Jeremy Strong on ‘Succession’ Funeral and Kendall “Doubling Down” Heading Into Series Finale

[This story contains major spoilers from the penultimate episode of Succession, “Church and State.”] The final season of Succession has been taking place in consecutive days and the penultimate episode of the HBO series brings with it the day of Logan Roy’s funeral. Brian Cox had previously talked about how he showed up on set […]

‘Succession’ Star Matthew Macfadyen Unpacks That Balcony Fight: “Something Breaks”

[This story contains spoilers for the seventh episode of Succession season four, “Tailgate Party.”] With three episodes left in the series, Succession ended its latest episode with a major blowup. After dancing a strategic waltz around the status of their relationship all season long, Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) and Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) finally decided to confront […]

‘Succession’ Director on Filming That Surprise Cameo and Tying Up Her Kendall Trilogy

[This story contains spoilers for Succession season four episode six, “Living+.”] Big, big shoes. Big shoes. Big… nervous breakdown? Not so fast. In the latest episode of Succession, the sixth hour of the final season, the Roys went to Hollywood. Waystar Royco’s Investor Day brought new co-CEOs Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), along with […]

‘Succession’s’ Sarah Snook Unpacks Shiv’s Big News and Why She Kept It Secret (for Now)

[This story contains spoilers for Succession season four, episode four, “Honeymoon States.”] As was expected, the episode of Succession that followed the death of Logan Roy had a lot of moving parts. But amid the game of Waystar Royco successor chess being played by all of the main characters in the HBO media family saga came a […]

‘Succession’ Reveals Logan Roy’s Successor: Who Is in Charge of Waystar Royco?

[This story contains spoilers for Succession season four, episode four, “Honeymoon States.”] The king is dead. Long live the king, and the other king. After killing Logan Roy (Brian Cox) in the third episode of its final season, Succession closed its fourth week by addressing a different series-defining matter: Who will lead Waystar Royco in […]

Critic’s Notebook: In Dealing With Death, ‘Succession’ Hits a Dazzling Peak of Inevitability and Shock

'Connor's Wedding,' the third episode of the fourth and final 'Succession' season, saw creator Jesse Armstrong and director Mark Mylod deliver — in absolutely stunning fashion — on something promised since the pilot.

‘Succession’ Star Unpacks That “Dangerous and Terrifying” Final Season Power Grab

(This story contains spoilers from the second episode of Succession‘s fourth season, “Rehearsal.”) First, they stole their father’s birthday present. Now, they’re after his birthday future. Following the final Succession season premiere‘s tense bidding war for Pierce Global Media, the second episode sees the siblings Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) once […]

Matthew Macfadyen Ponders the End and Looks to Life After ‘Succession’

It’s well known by now that Matthew Macfadyen is nothing like Tom Wambsgans. In Succession’s early years, comparisons focused on the juxtaposition between the refined British actor — a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and notorious for his role as one Mr. Darcy — and the bumbling Midwesterner he portrays. But now, […]

‘Succession’ Star Jeremy Strong Plants “Seeds of Destruction” in Final Season Premiere

(This story contains spoilers for the final season premiere of Succession, “The Munsters.”) Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) isn’t alone anymore. After a turbulent ride through three seasons of HBO’s Succession, the second eldest son of Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and former heir apparent to the Waystar empire now has actual allies on his side: siblings […]

‘Succession’: Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen Break Down a Tragic Nonconfrontation

[This story contains spoilers for the fourth-season premiere of Succession on HBO.] Most of Sunday’s Succession premiere was taken up by a bidding war between media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his three younger children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin). After their dad (with an assist from their mom) […]