Succession could be entering its final season – if actor Brian Cox has anything to do with it.
The wildly popular HBO show stars Cox as media mogul and power-hungry patriarch Logan Roy and won three Emmys this week, including the coveted Best Drama Award.
With such accolades and three seasons already in the bag and a fourth on the way, many fans are expecting an imminent announcement for the fifth season.
However, Cox had a surprising response when asked about a potential fifth season recently.
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“I don’t know,” Cox said The times. “No one has had their contracts renewed. Who knows how long it will last? We don’t want them to stay welcome, as [Showtime’s] billions; the sell-by date has passed. That won’t happen with our show.”
Showtime series billions, which follows a rogue hedge fund manager, was renewed earlier this year for its seventh season.
As of now, no official release date has been confirmed for series four Succession. However, filming began in June.
However, the show has definitely been in the headlines as we await new episodes. While at the Emmys earlier this week, Cox and Succession Creator Jesse Armstrong referred to the Queen’s death while accepting the award for Best Drama.
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“Big week for successions. New king in the UK and for us too. Obviously a bit more of a vote for us to win than Prince Charles,” Armstrong said, prompting gasps from the audience.
“Keep it royal, keep it royal,” Cox then replied.
“No, I mean, I’m not saying we’re more legitimate in our position than he is, we’ll leave that to other people,” Armstrong joked, to which Cox replied: “Minute balance.”
When asked about the future of the show, Armstrong said Digital spy earlier this year: “I won’t answer exactly. I don’t think it should go on forever. But we’re still having fun right now.”
Succession is ventilated HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK.