HBO’s “Succession” got here to an finish after 4 years on Sunday evening, and with it got here the reveal of the inevitable query that has been circling because the starting – who will take over Waystar Royco?
SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE “SUCCESSION” FINALE
The title itself steered one of many three grownup kids would take management of the media conglomerate from Brian Cox’s late patriarch Roy. Wouldn’t it be Kendall (Jeremy Sturdy), Shiv (Sarah Snook) or Roman (Kieran Culkin)?
Finally although, because of a choice by Shiv, the corporate is now owned by GoJo CEO Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård), who anoints Shiv’s husband Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) as Waystar Royco’s CEO.
In a brand new featurette within the wake of the finale, collection creator Jesse Armstrong says Tom was a pure alternative for the place:
“The concept of Tom being the eventual successor, that had been one thing that I assumed was the correct ending for fairly some time now. Although he’s not precisely essentially the most highly effective monarch you’ll ever meet – his energy comes from Matsson. These figures that drift upwards and make themselves amenable to highly effective individuals are round.”
He then goes on to speak in regards to the three siblings and the way although they may keep on, that is the purpose the place the “present loses curiosity in them” as they’ve “misplaced what they wished, which was to succeed”.
Roman “finally ends up precisely the place he began,” Shiv remains to be within the sport albeit in a “relatively terrifying, frozen emotionally barren place,” and for Kendall “, this may by no means cease being the central occasion of his life… I believe that can mark his entire life.”
The finale additionally boasted a second of levity because the trio put collectively a smoothie of their mom’s kitchen. In a podcast episode launched after it, Jeremy Sturdy revealed he actually drank that smoothie from the finale – a mix of milk, sizzling Tabasco sauce, bread crusts, Branston Pickle, uncooked eggs, cocoa powder, and Shiv’s spit.
The total four-season run of “Succession” is now obtainable on Max.