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Succession cast insist the death of Logan Roy would be the death of the show: ‘I wouldn’t want to see it’

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There’s no Succession without Brian Cox (Picture: HBO)

The Succession cast has insisted that the death of Brian Cox’s Logan Roy would mark the end of the acclaimed HBO drama, stressing there wouldn’t be a show without him.

The third season of Jesse Armstrong’s drama has officially launched in the UK today with new episodes set to air weekly. The show picks up immediately after Kendall Roy’s (played by Jeremy Strong) live television ambush of his father, with the family being thrown into a full-blown civil war. And boy, it’s good.

While family politics takes centre stage, let’s not forget that Logan’s poor health has been bubbling away in the background ever since his stroke in series one. So, what would Succession look if Logan was to die?

Metro.co.uk exclusively caught up with Gerri star J Smith-Cameron and Alan Ruck, who plays the eldest sibling, Connor Roy, and they both shut down the idea of Succession continuing without Logan.

‘I wouldn’t want to see it,’ Smith-Cameron told us. ‘I just think he’s such a commanding performer and he truly is a lead. It’s his strange, rogue leadership that I think is behind it all. That doesn’t always mean he’s going to be top dog, but I would hate to see him not in the show. I can’t imagine a world without Logan.’

Thinking back to Logan’s ill-health that kickstarted the battle for his successor, she added: ‘I think that was a great plot device, right at the beginning when he has the stroke and it kicks off this big battle that’s a call to action. That’s part of the driving energy of the story.’

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J Smith-Cameron says Brian Cox is a ‘commanding performer’ (Picture: HBO)

Alan was a little apprehensive of a show without Logan and after mulling it over, he said: ‘No. I mean, I would just say no. We all lose people and we all carry on, but in this particular world, I don’t think any one of the children can hold that thing together. I don’t think they have it.

‘Gerri is something, but I think that maybe if Gerri would take over, I think maybe the corporation would be broken apart and sold for pieces and broken parts. If anyone can do it, I think it’s her.’

‘But no, I don’t see the show without Logan,’ he continued. ‘No, I don’t see it.’

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Alan Ruck doesn’t believe the show can continue without Logan (Picture: HBO)

Of course, Logan is currently at war with Kendall over the damning accusations he made in the season two finale. If there’s no show without Logan, would there be a show without Kendall?

‘I think he’s too good a character and too good a performance…’ Smith-Cameron remarked. ‘It’s so Shakespearean, their relationship. I wouldn’t want to see a world of Succession without any of those big main characters.’

‘I mean, he [Kendall] would still have to be in it,’ Ruck added. ‘He would have to be in an institution, and we could visit him. Or he could be walking around with an ankle bracelet.’

Bosses have yet to announce whether Succession will be returning for another series and only time will tell if Logan survives the new chapter. Fingers crossed, eh.

Succession season 3 is streaming on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK with new episodes airing weekly.


Credit: Original article published here.

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