Dispelling rumors of a possible “Succession” spin-off, Brian Cox told Deadline: “I don’t think there’s a spin-off. I really don’t think so.” Always the straight talker, the veteran actor added that even if they did come up with a spin-off-worthy idea, it would just be a repeat of the themes “Succession” has already covered so well:
“The only spin-off would be Greg [Logan’s bumbling nephew], but I think it would be quite boring. I think it would be the same as always, the same as always. I think we’ve covered it. I don’t think there are any spin-offs, really. I think it is unnecessary. jesse [Armstrong, the series creator], is not going to do a spin-off. He wants to move on. He wants to go to other territories.”
Don’t let him hear me say this (because he would never survive a round of Boar on the Floor), but Cox could be wrong.
He makes a solid point when he calls a spinoff “unnecessary.” So far, it looks like “Succession” is wonderfully on track to wrap up the story of Waystar Royco and the three brothers (sorry, Connor) who fight to control it. My personal impulse is to find a satisfying ending to the Roy family story. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other corners of this world worth exploring.