Emmys 2022 | 5 things you didn’t know about ‘Succession’, the HBO drama with the most nominations
‘Succession’ swept at last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are five things you didn’t know about the HBO drama.
On Monday night, September 12, Los Angeles dressed up for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, during which The American Television Academy honored the best productions on the small screen over the past year.
This year HBO took home the most awards of any network or streaming platform, thanks to ‘The White Lotus’, ‘Hacks’, and of course, his big hit, ‘Succession’, which is the gala’s most nominated television series with twenty-five nominations.
Here are five things you didn’t know about ‘Succession’.
5 things you didn't know about 'Succession'
Kieran Culkin Wasn’t Going to Play ‘Roman Roy’
Roman Roy has become one of the most iconic characters in the series, largely thanks to the impeccable performance of Kieran Culkin, but did you know that the 39-year-old actor was about to play another great character?
That’s right, Kieran Culkin almost brought to life the clumsy cousin Greg. However, there was something about the character of Roman Roy that completely drew him in, and the rest is history…
Brian Cox is the actor who earns the most money
It’s no secret that HBO has had quite a few problems with salary leaks.
The salaries of ‘And Just Like That’ came to light first, then ‘Game of Thrones’ and, recently, one of the stars of ‘Succession’, Brian Cox, who plays the patriarch Logan Roy.
According to Variety, Brian Cox has earned between $400,000 and $500,000 per episode, which means that, for the third season, the actor earned around four million dollars.
How much does the rest of the cast earn?
As for the rest of the cast, Sarah Snook (Siobhan “Shiv” Roy), Kieran Culkin (Roman Roy), and Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy) earn between $300 thousand and $350,000 per episode, resulting in earnings of between $2.7 million and $3.1 million per season, depending on his appearances.
Creator Jesse Armstrong is an Oscar nominee
Before getting into the family drama ‘Succession’, the series creator, Jesse Armstrong, was popularly known for his British sitcoms, as well as being one of the Oscar nominees in 2009 for Best Adapted Screenplay for co-writing ‘In The Loop’, a political satire spin-off from the BBC’s, ‘The Thick of It’.
The next season
On June 27, HBO announced the start of filming for the fourth season of the series, which began in New York City.
So far, the official release date has not been made public, however, considering that production started a couple of months ago, it is likely that the premiere will hit the screen girl until mid to late 2023.
In addition, HBO released a brief synopsis of the season, which will consist of 10 episodes: “The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed.”