Succession Creator Details Where Characters Are At After Series Finale
Succession creator Jesse Armstrong has addressed the Roy siblings’ future following the acclaimed drama’s nearly 90-minute-long series finale. Speaking with Deadline, Armstrong has revealed what happens to Roman, Shiv, and Kendall after none of them were able to become their father’s successor.
He confirmed that out of the trio, Shiv might still have the potential to reclaim the company due to her current role as the wife of the new CEO. As for Kendall, the failure to become the CEO will forever haunt him throughout his life, while Roman will be reverting back to his old ways.
“In a reductive, brutal way, Roman ends up exactly where he started. He is that guy still. And he maybe could have easily been a playboy jerk with some slightly nasty instincts and some quite funny jokes. He could have stayed in a bar being that guy, and this has been a bit of a detour in his life, I’d say,” Armstrong said. “Shiv is still in play, I’d say, in a rather terrifying, frozen, emotionally barren place. But she has got this kind of non-victory, non-defeat. I mean there’s gonna be some movement there. There’s still a lot of that game to play out, but that’s where we leave it, and it feels like it’s going to be hard to progress for them emotionally given the things they said to each other. For Kendall, this will never stop being the central event of his life, the central days of his life, central couple of years of his life. Maybe he could go on and start a company…but the chances of achieving the sort of corporate status that dad achieved are very low go, and I think that will mark his whole life.”
Who’s the Cast of Succession?
Succession starred Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, J. Smith-Cameron, Peter Friedman, David Rasche, Fisher Stevens, Hiam Abbass, Cherry Jones, Alexander Skarsgård, Stephen Root and more.The Emmy winning series was created and executive produced by showrunner Jesse Armstrong, Adam McKay, Frank Rich, Kevin Messick, Jane Tranter, Mark Mylod, Tony Roche, Scott Ferguson, Jon Brown, Lucy Prebble, Will Tracy, and Will Ferrell.