Brian Cox Felt “A Little Bit Rejected” After His Character Logan Roy Died “Too Early” In ‘Succession’ Final Season

Veteran actor Brian Cox recently opened up about his character Logan Roy’s death in the third episode of the final season of ‘Succession’.

Nitika Sharma
By Nitika Sharma |
 Thursday May 25, 2023
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Brian Cox recently opened up about his character Logan Roy’s death in ‘Succession’.

HBO’s wildly popular show ‘Succession’ dropped a major bombshell in the third episode of its fourth and final season that no one saw coming. In the biggest twist of ‘Succession’ so far, Brian Cox’s character Logan Roy was killed off in the third episode. Of course, the death of Logan Roy was somewhat inevitable, as the Waystar CEO suffered from health issues and the show is called ‘Succession’, after all. But no one predicted that Brian Cox’s character would die so early in the final season. 

And just like the viewers, Emmy-winning actor Brian Cox also thinks that he was written off the show “too early.” In an interview with BBC’s Amol Rajan, Brian Cox weighed in on the monumental decision to kill off his patriarch character in the third episode.

Brian Cox said of Logan’s surprise death, “I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected. You know, I felt a little bit, oh, all the work I’ve done and finally I’m going to, you know, end up as an ear on a carpet of a plane.”

For the unversed, Logan Roy died while on a private jet flying to Norway with Waystar’s top brass including Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Karolina (Dagmara Dominczyk), Frank (Peter Friedman) and Karl (David Rasche). His children, Kendall Roy, Roman Roy and Shiv Roy, were gathered at sea for their eldest sibling Connor Roy’s (Alan Ruck) wedding.

While Brian Cox admitted that Logan Roy’s death was handled “in a pretty brilliant way,” he looked at it “wrongly, as a form of rejection.”

He further added, “I still believe this, maybe Logan isn’t dead. This could be part of an elaborate ruse to find out. Well, if you think about it, from Logan’s point of view, he has to find out, how are his children going to behave when he dies, what will then happen? And the only way to do that is to fake his death and actually, at some distant point he’s observing the chaos that is following.”  

Upon being asked if Logan Roy will come back from the dead, Brian Cox said, “No… I’m just saying that could have been a supposition.”

The series finale of the Emmy-winning show ‘Succession’ will air on this Sunday on HBO. In India, viewers can watch the final episode on Monday on Jio Cinema. 

'Succession' had first premiered in 2018. The show, which stars Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun and J. Smith-Cameron, enjoys a great fan following.

Over the course of previous three seasons, ‘Succession’ has earned 48 Emmy nominations, and has won 13. 

Created by Jesse Armstrong, the series follows media baron Logan Roy and his four children, Kendall, Shiv and Connor as the siblings compete to take over the family media company Waystar Royco.

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