US film industry run by guys in suits: Brian Cox


When we last saw Logan Roy — the head of media conglomerate Waystar Royco and the titular character of the mega hit show on Star World, Succession, played by Brian Cox — he was livid. He had after all been stabbed in the back by his own son, Kendall. But when you have a multi-billion dollar industry at stake, one can expect everything. The wait for season three seems interminable. What happens next, we wonder. “Your guess is as good as mine. I have an idea, maybe where it should go. But it will be fun to deal with Kendall’s betrayal. I think we will fully realise that Logan is a much more formidable force than he has let on. Added to this is the Marcia situation (Logan’s wife, who doesn’t get along with the rest of the family). It will be a packed season let me guarantee that,” shares Brian Cox over the phone from London.

The show has garnered a fixated fan-following globally and the news is that they can’t get enough of the Roy family, as the reigning patriarch holds on to the empire and the children squabble and conspire over their piece of the pie. Corporate greed and human pettiness are recurring themes of the show, and season two just aired towards the end of last year. “Succession is ostensibly a morality tale. It’s Chaucerian in its ambition. It looks at the mores of a class of people who rule, not very effectively. It is done in a satirical and comic way,” says Cox, 73, who won the Golden Globe this year for best actor for his rendition of Roy.

Golden Globe awards, Brian Cox, US film industry, Brexit, Andrew Carnegie, indian express news Brian Cox with Jeremy Strong in a still from Succession.    —Indian Express