Brian Cox on ‘Succession’ ending: ‘I’m happy it’s over’

Brian Cox is not even pretending to be sad about the ending of the hit HBO television show, “Succession.”

While walking the red carpet at the Season 4 series premiere on Monday, Cox admitted to Entertainment Tonight that he was “happy” the show was coming to a close.

“I think we’ve, you know, got to the point where the show has reached its natural closure,” he told the outlet.

Cox explained that he believes Jesse Armstrong, the series’ creator and showrunner, made the right decision.

“Jesse won’t let anything go on further than it needs to,” Cox said. “A lot of shows outstay their welcome, and I think our show is perfect, and neat, in the way it is.”

He added, “In a good way, I’m happy it’s over.”


Brian Cox revealed that he's "delighted" that the show "Succession" will be coming to an end after this season.
Brian Cox revealed that he’s “happy” that “Succession” will be coming to an end after this season.

He admitted that he wasn't too upset about the show's final season.
“A lot of shows outstay their welcome, and I think our show is perfect, and neat, in the way it is,” he said.
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"I think we've, you know, got to the point where the show has reached its natural closure," the actor told ET.
“I think we’ve, you know, got to the point where the show has reached its natural closure,” the actor told ET.
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“Succession” follows the fictional Roy family, who own Waystar Royco, a global media and entertainment group.

Things begin to change for the family when their father steps down for the company, as the rest of them are left to fight for control, according to IMDb.

Cox plays the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy.

In February, it was announced that the fourth season, which premieres on March 26, will be its last.

“I feel like I’ve done the best work I can do,” Armstrong told the New Yorker at the time. “And HBO has been generous and would probably have done more seasons, and they have been nice about saying, ‘It’s your decision.’ That’s nice, but it’s also a responsibility in the end. It feels quite perverse to stop doing it.”


In the series, Cox plays the patriarch of the Roy family.
In the series, Cox plays the patriarch of the Roy family.

He was not too torn up about the show ending after season 4.
“Succession” follows the fictional Roy family, who own Waystar Royco, a global media and entertainment group.

Creator Jesse Armstrong announced the show's ending to The New Yorker.
Creator Jesse Armstrong announced the show’s ending to the New Yorker.
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He added, “There’s a promise in the title of ‘Succession.’ I’ve never thought this could go on forever. The end has always been kind of present in my mind.”

However, even though Cox may be relieved that the show is over, he admitted to Entertainment Tonight that he will miss working with his fellow co-stars, which includes Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin and J. Smith-Cameron.

“It’s the cast. I’ll miss the cast and the crew, the camera guys, we got great camera operators,” Cox told the outlet. “We got to be we’ve got a couple of great DPs [directors of photography]. So you know, it’s the whole shebang. I’ll miss the people I work with. They’re the key.”

source: nypost.com