“Succession” said farewell last year after four seasons, but we may not have seen the last of the Roy family.
Brian Cox, who played patriarch Logan Roy on the hit HBO series, says he’s open to a “Succession” movie. “We’ll see,” Cox told me on Saturday at the BAFTA Tea Party at the Maybourne hotel in Beverly Hills. “If it’s good enough and [series creator] Jesse Armstrong wants to do it, I might do it.”
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What Logan’s storyline would be is anybody’s guess, because he was killed off in the final season.
But Cox believes Armstrong ended the show at the right time. “What I love about it and what I love about Jesse Armstrong is we don’t go past our sell-by date,” he said. “A lot of American shows do go past their sell-by dates. We’ve left people wanting. You always want to keep people wanting.”
One thing Cox isn’t keen on? Kieran Culkin’s suggestion that Nicholas Braun’s character, Cousin Greg, could make for a good spinoff. “I don’t think Nick Braun would want to do it either,” Cox said. “He’s going onto other things, which are really exciting for him.”
Cox goes into the Emmys on Monday night as a nominee for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his work as the ruthless Logan. He insists he hasn’t prepared an acceptance speech. “I don’t believe in them,” he said. “It will come naturally. It will be a natural thing. And if I don’t win, that’s the way it is.”
Cox is currently preparing for his upcoming starring role in a new West End production of Eugene O’Neill’s “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.” It is expected to open at Wyndham’s Theatre in the spring.
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