The Strange Leadup to the end of "succession"
As most fans of HBO’s highly acclaimed drama “Succession” know, the upcoming season 4 will be the show’s last. While I am pretty sad to say goodbye to the Roy family, I don’t disagree with show creator Jesse Armstrong deciding to end the show. We are currently in an era of prestige television shows choosing to end after four seasons. Some examples include Donald Glover’s “Atlanta”, which after a four-year gap came back with an experimental season 3, and then preceded to follow with the brilliant 4th and final season a few months later that reminded viewers why they fell in love with the show in the first place. “Barry” has also announced that the upcoming season 4 will sadly be it's last. (BTW there will be at least four Sundays where we will be getting both new “Succession” and new “Barry” and they will be so sweet) For both “Barry” and “Succession” these upcoming endings feel inevitable with the nature of both shows' plots and I’d much rather see them both successfully land the ship and leave viewers wanting more than see them go down the same path as “The Walking Dead” or “Dexter”, overstaying their welcome.
Anyway, the reason I wanted to write this blog is because of some of the BEEF between Brian Cox (Logan) and Jeremy Strong (Kendall) that has apparently been brewing for a long time and was recently made public.
BANG! Shots fired! I guess we all kind of knew Jeremy Strong was a little off after that infamous New Yorker profile on him, which Strong later bashed, but it’s still wild to see his Co-star say this stuff publicly.
Strong responded to some of Cox’s comments in a GQ profile that was done on him
I like to think that when Brian Cox saw this response he immediately started thinking of this next quote:
What can you say? The man clearly hates dealing with method actors, but I think if he spent some time on set with Jared Leto he wouldn’t feel so harshly about Strong…
I have no doubt in my mind that Jeremy Strong is probably a lot to deal with on set. Just look at how he showed up to the season 4 premiere today
And it seems like Brian Cox has just reached the age in life where he doesn’t give a damn anymore. The irony in all of this is that if Brian Cox has so much disdain for Jeremy Strong and his ways in real life, is HE not method acting? It must be a whole lot easier for Logan to insult and sound off on Kendall when Cox feels the same way for Kendall as he does for Strong. Just some interesting food for thought…
It looks like ahead of tonight’s premiere Cox needed to pregame seeing Strong with Nicholas Braun and some liquor.
Then when the big moment came and on-screen father and son had to pose for a picture together this happened:
Some may see nothing, but in this clip, I see palpable disdain between the two. The way that Jeremy Strong puts his arm around Cox like that he’s basically saying: “The Dinosaur Is Having One Last Roar At The Meteor Before It Wipes Him Out.” (Kendall Roy S1E04)
I’m sure Strong is hoping Cox doesn’t do any more interviews and Cox is hoping he won’t have to see Strong again.
When it comes to the other cast there is no shortage of interesting blurbs. TomGreg seems to be as real off-screen as on
And Sarah Snook, much like Shiv at some points in the show, was kept out of the loop
I like to think Sarah Snook had a very similar interaction with show creator Jesse Armstrong when she found out this was the end (Armstrong as Logan)
I’m going to miss Succession, but for now, here's to seeing Connor Roy become president, Logan die, and Gerri get the company in the coming weeks. (obviously these are just my dumb predictions)