successor Creator Jesse Armstrong has opened up about the future of the Roy siblings following the nearly 90-minute series finale of the acclaimed drama. In conversation with meetingArmstrong has revealed what happens to Roman, Shiv and Kendall after none of them succeed their father.
He confirmed that Shiv may still have the potential to retake the company given her current role as the wife of the new CEO. As for Kendall, the failure to become CEO will haunt him throughout his life, while Roman will return to his old ways.
“Roman ends in a stripped-down, brutal way exactly where it began. He’s still that guy. And he might easily have been a playboy jerk with some evil instincts and some pretty funny jokes. As that guy, he could have stayed in a bar and that was a bit of a detour in his life, I’d say,” Armstrong said. “I would say Shiv is still in the game, in a pretty scary, frozen and emotionally sterile place. But she has that kind of non-win and non-defeat. I mean there will be some movement. There’s still a lot of this game to play, but we’ll leave it at that, and given the things they’ve said to each other, it’s going to be emotionally difficult for them to progress. For Kendall, this will never cease to be the pivotal event of his life, the pivotal days of his life, the pivotal few years of his life. Maybe he could go ahead and start a business… but the chances of reaching the corporate status that dad has are very slim and I think that will shape his whole life.”
Who is 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 .