Jeremy Strong says he doesn’t want another season of ‘Succession’

Jeremy Strong does not want to see another season of Succession take place, saying he feels the show has been “put to rest”.

The hit HBO show, which explored the travails of the Roy family, the megalomaniacal owners of a global media empire, ended last year after four seasons.

Despite the seemingly final closure of the end of season four, Brian Cox, who played patriarch Logan Roy in the show, said in January that he would be open to returning in a potential Succession movie if the script was “good enough.”

Cox’s comments raised hopes of a potential return for his character, who was killed off in the final season, with a potential prequel thought to be an option.

However, in a new interview with People, Strong, who played Kendall Roy, the eldest son of Logan, has said that he does not see himself reprising the role in the future.

“I’m sure there’s a desire for more [Succession]. I would really pass that buck to Jesse Armstrong,” he said, referring to the show’s creator.

“But I think in terms of the role that I played, he came to his terminal point. So for me, that’s something that is very happily put to rest.”

Strong won a Golden Globe, and Emmy and two Screen Actors Guild awards for playing Kendall. In total, the show won 19 Emmys, nine Golden Globes and a Grammy.

The fourth season of the show was named as the second best television show of 2023 by NME.

“Initially surprising, Jesse Armstrong’s decision to end Succession with an enthralling fourth season ultimately proved inspired,” NME wrote. With mogul Logan (Brian Cox) finally popping his clogs – rather poetically, in the bathroom of a “PJ” – we saw his kids scrambling to inherit his power and clout before they became too toxic to care about.”

“At its best, Succession managed to evoke not sympathy – come on, that would be ridiculous – but at least a pang of sadness for these awful multimillionaires. The scene where Logan told his offspring that they weren’t “serious people” was utterly devastating because it was both cruel and deserved.”

“Never less than rambunctious and riveting, this final season also offered a welcome reminder that the 0.1% are just as messed up as the rest of us. They just behave so much worse.”


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