‘Succession’ star addresses shocking Season 2 finale

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Succession star Brian Cox has discussed the show’s shocking season 2 finale in a new interview.

The final scene of the season saw Cox, who plays Logan Roy, double crossed by his son Kendall in a scene that surprised many fans.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Cox discussed his initial reaction to the scene, saying: “It made total sense to me.


“It seemed to be totally logical and right. [Creator] Jesse Armstrong is a genius, and I think that’s what comes across so brilliantly in the writing and the depth of the writing.

He continued: “The thing about this show is that it has depth and it has mystery, and that’s what sustains it. I love that it keeps the audience guessing.”

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All in the family: the Roy dynasty gathers at the dinner table.

Discussing his character’s reaction to the scene, Cox expanded: “We all agreed on the one way. Before that, Roman [Kieran Culkin] comes in and Logan puts his finger over his mouth because he wants to see what his son does in this spotlight.

He concludes: “This is shit or bust for Kendall. And he shits, big time! In a way, he’s very pleased. It’s a whole new chapter, but at least we know where we stand now: I have a killer!”


Upon the release of its second season, NME‘s Christopher Hooton wrote that Succession has “quietly become the best show on TV.”

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