“Ironically, he was the only one who could have taken charge…”
Who should have won Succession ? The dice are rolled and the game is over. But Brian Cox obviously doesn’t quite agree with the ending. The actor reveals, in a recent interview with Screen Rant, which child of Logan Roy would have deserved to win, according to him.
If he considers first “that none of them” can’t quite live up to Logan’s legacy, Brian Cox nevertheless judges that Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) would have been the successor with the most potential.
“Ironically, he was the only one who could have taken charge. Because Roman showed a lot of sensitivity, a lot of intelligence especially when talking about the Middle East in season 2. It was all wrong, and he knew it, and he had a nose. At that moment I thought that there was really potential in Roman. And then Roman really, really loved his father…”
Brian Cox explains that he does not look Succession but that he saw the end. “We say to ourselves that everything is united in a way for it to happen like this. But Roman is such a kid, he’s so lost, that it can’t make it in the end. It’s amazingly well written.”
The fourth and final season of Succession ended with Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) becoming CEO of Waystar after Lukas Matsson offered him the job. Abandoning the Roy children, who end the series with their beak in the water.