HBO Reviving Beloved Series With A Movie?

By Charlene Badasie | Published

Succession actor Brian Cox is open to revisiting the Roy family in a movie based on the popular HBO series. “If it’s good enough and [series creator] Jesse Armstrong wants to do it, I might do it,” Cox, who played patriarch Logan Roy, said at the BAFTA Tea Party in Beverly Hills.

However, finding a way for Logan to appear in a potential Succession film might be tricky since the character died in the final season.

The Succession Movie Focus?

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Despite being willing to reprise his character for a movie, Cox believes Succession ended 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 explained. “A lot of American shows do go past their sell-by dates. We’ve left people wanting. You always want to keep people wanting.”

However, Cox isn’t enthusiastic about Kieran Culkin’s proposal that Nicholas Braun’s Succession character, cousin Greg, could be the focus of a spinoff.

“I don’t think Nick Braun would want to do it either,” that actor said of the idea. “He’s going onto other things, which are really exciting for him,” Cox continued.

Succession A Huge Winner

The comments from Cox come as Succession has been raking in the wins during the 2024 awards season.

The popular HBO series won six awards at the 2024 Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Kieran Culkin, and Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Sarah Snook.

Succession also won several awards at the 2024 Golden Globes, including Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Kieran Culkin.

The show took home trophies in the same three categories, with the same actors nominated at the 2024 Critics Choice Awards.

Premiered On HBO In 2018

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Created by Jesse Armstrong, Succession premiered on HBO in 2018. The show revolves around the dysfunctional Roy family, owners of a global media and entertainment coompany loosely inspired by real-life media dynasties like the Murdochs.

The show was produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, the company co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. McKay also directed the pilot episode.

A Family Vying For Power


Succession begins with the declining health of patriarch Logan Roy. As his condition worsens, his four adult children, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin), Siobhan (Sarah Snook), and Connor (Alan Ruck), vie for control and influence within the company while navigating the cutthroat business world where loyalty is scarce, and alliances are fragile.

Sharp Writing And Dark Humor

Kendall, the second son, emerges as a central character, evolving from the family’s prodigal son to a formidable contender for leadership.

Over its four-season run, Succession became known for its sharp writing and dark humor while capturing the luxury of the wealthy lifestyle and exposing the moral bankruptcy that often accompanies it.

Succession received positive reviews for its writing, acting, and depiction of the complex dynamics within a wealthy and dysfunctional family.

With its stellar ensemble cast and a story that skillfully balances drama and satire, the series became a cultural phenomenon while attracting viewers across the world.

More Brian Cox

Away from Succession, Cox is gearing up for his forthcoming lead role in an upcoming West End rendition of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, set to debut at Wyndham’s Theatre later this year.

The play is semi-autobiographical and follows a day in the lives of the Tyrone family at their Connecticut summer home in August 1912.

Directed by Jeremy Herrin, Long Day’s Journey Into Night stars Succession’s Brian Cox as James Tyrone with Patricia Clarkson as Mary Tyrone.

Source: Variety