Jeremy Strong Confirms No Succession Revival: “Happily Put to Rest”

Golden Globe winner Jeremy Strong has firmly dismissed any prospects of a “Succession” revival, declaring that his journey with the show has reached its definitive end over a year after the critically acclaimed HBO series concluded its four-season run.

“There may be a desire for more ‘Succession,’ but that’s a decision for [creator] Jesse Armstrong,” Strong shared with People ahead of the 77th Tony Awards. “For my character, his story has come to a terminal point. It’s something I’ve happily put to rest.”

Strong, who earned both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Kendall Roy, starred alongside Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin as the Roy siblings battling for control of their father Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) media empire, Waystar Royco.

Reflecting on the show’s May 2023 finale, Strong revealed to Deadline the deep connection he felt with his character. “He is me, and I am him. It’s hard to separate myself from Kendall. He embodies a series of misfires, desperate ambitions, and the tragedy of relentless pursuit. The show could have easily been titled ‘The Inexorable Death of Kendall Roy,’” he said.

Strong emphasized the finality of Kendall’s arc after his hopes of becoming CEO were shattered. “This time is different from his previous failures. He’s lost everything—his children, his marriage, his love, his father, his siblings, and his sole purpose in life. To me, it felt like an extinction-level event from which there is no return. He’s lost his soul.”

Post-“Succession,” Strong has made a successful return to Broadway, starring in an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” earning his first Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Play.

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