Kieran Culkin Has Shed Light On The 'Succession' Character He Was Meant To Audition For

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Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

*Warning this article contains spoilers*

Succession season three’s first episode might have only aired days ago, but fans of the show are already looking ahead to season four.

At the end of season two fans saw Kendall (Jeremy Strong) finally engage in the mother of all takedowns of his father, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), unbeknown to his family and colleagues. In the final scenes of the season Kendall is seen hosting a ground-breaking press conference during which he attributes all of the Waystar Royco’s wrongdoings to his father.

In the first episode of season three, we see the aftermath of Kendall’s decision, from his attempt to overthrow his father in the family’s company, his siblings’ ongoing competition to become its CEO and Logan set about on his path to annihilate his second eldest and all his hopes and dreams of overthrowing his father.

Anyone want to bet on who won't be getting a Christmas card from Logan this year...?

Here’s everything you need to know about Succession season four:

Photo credit: HBO
Photo credit: HBO


Has Succession season 4 been confirmed?

Just a week after HBO aired the first Succession season three episode it confirmed a fourth season is in the works and tweeted the news on October 26.

Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President at HBO Programming, said in a statement: ‘With each season of Succession, [creator] Jesse Armstrong has continued to surpass our wildest expectations, pulling us deeper into the Roy family’s inner sanctum with indelible wit, humanity, and precision.

‘This season is undoubtedly no exception, and we couldn’t be more excited for all that’s in store in this next season ahead.’

Succession’s showrunner Armstrong also recently told the New Statesman that there is an end coming for the show.

‘There's going to be a very definite moment when that story is over, and it can't go on too long,’ he told the publication. ‘I think there'll be an end for me in this incarnation of the show in… [pause] in a bit.’

Could we get a Succession season 5?

If you’re hoping for a The Crown situation, with countless episodes in the pipeline for Succession, then you might be in luck.

Writer and executive producer Georgia Pritchett recently told The Times that a fifth season might be on the cards given Armstrong has ‘a good end in sight’.

Photo credit: Sky - HBO
Photo credit: Sky - HBO

‘I think the maximum would be five seasons, but possibly more like four,’ teased Pritchett.

Who will star in Succession season 4?

As long as none of the Roy family get bumped off or stuck in the office paper shredder in season three (you never know with Greg lurking around, right?), then it’s likely the following leads will reappear in a fourth season: Cox, Strong, Sarah Snook (Shiv), Kieran Culkin (Roman), Alan Ruck (Connor), Matthew Macfadyen (Tom) and Nicholas Braun (Cousin Greg).

Other stars including Sanaa Lathan (Lisa Arthur), Linda Emond (Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven), Jihae (Berry Schneider) Adrian Brody (Josh Aaronson) and Alexander Skarsgård (Lukas Matsson) also star in the third season, but it’s unknown whether their characters get a look in for season four.

Culkin recently opened up about the character he originally was asked to audition for.

'They wanted me to read for Cousin Greg,' the 39-year-old revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 'which I just didn't feel right for. Actor Nicholas Braun ended up cast as Greg.

'They asked me to read for Greg. I knew I was wrong...normally, in any other script, I would be like, "OK, I'm not right for the part, I'm going to close it, I'm going to continue reading on," but I just kind of liked the script, so I read on, I was like, "Oh, there's this guy," whose first line is something I can't say on your show.

'He says, "Hey, hey, motherf*ckers," and I thought, well, I kind of like this guy. I like the way he talks. I can do that.'

The actor then said he asked to audition for Roman. 'The response back was, "We're not auditioning for that part yet." But I just sort of put myself on tape anyway and sent it in. I was like, "Here's three scenes, if you wanna..."'

And the rest is Succession history...

Is there a trailer for Succession season 4?

Hold your horses, because the answer is no.

However, you can watch the Succession season three trailer above.

Succession, a Sky exclusive, is available on Sky and NOW on Mondays at 9pm and on demand.

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