Succession finale – Brian Cox speaks and behind the scenes

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After four seasons and thirty-nine episodes, the fate of Waystar Royco is finally settled. 

It’s been a compelling run, but the Succession finale finally delivered an answer to the question inherent in the show’s title.

The fourth season has been full of twists and turns, and the show’s 88-minute closer ‘With Open Eyes’ did not fail to deliver. We know who takes over control of Waystar Royco.

The Roy Children - Succession Season 4 trailer

You’ll find no spoilers here, but in the wake of the finale, star Brian Cox has posted a heartfelt tribute via Instagram, saying:

“We have now come to the end. And what has been, in my career, certainly the greatest work experience ever. The harmony between crew and cast was truly amazing. It was on it’s way to become a great series but the Love and commitment from crew to cast and writers, made it memorable. I would like to thank all of us in the making and creating of this show from the very bottom of my heart. Yours ever Brian Cox.”

Succession - Brian Cox's Instagram message

Meanwhile, the show’s broadcaster HBO has dropped a featurette on that final episode. Naturally, it is spoiler heavy as creator Jesse Armstrong discusses the show’s conclusion. He also talks about the show’s family feel and protecting its integrity and knowing when to stop.

There is also a contribution from director Mark Mylod on the essentially tragic nature of the show, Plus, that disgusting smoothie scene!

If you want to relive it the whole saga, you can find Succession on Sky Atlantic in the UK.