Matthew Macfadyen Says Succession Spinoff is ‘Highly Unlikely’

Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen

Matthew Macfadyen, the Emmy-winning star of Succession, expressed contentment with his character Tom Wambsgans exiting the series on a high note.

In the press room, he mentioned that the chances of a spinoff for HBO‘s Succession are “highly unlikely,” since showrunner Jesse Armstrong wrapped up the series in 2023.

“I would say, ‘Never say never,’ but it’s highly unlikely,” says Macfadyen. “But it will depend on what [creator] Jesse Armstrong wants to do, but I think Jesse’s instinct, and all our instincts, is that it ended in just the right place.”

Macfadyen continued, “And we sort of didn’t tie it up, we just left [them]… to carry on in their strange and crappy world. So as nice as it would be to work with everybody again, I do think it would be strange to do a spinoff.”

Following the emotional death of Waystar Royco’s patriarch and CEO, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), Matthew Macfadyen’s character, Tom, assumes control of the conglomerate. At the 2024 Emmys among Macfadyen’s co-stars, Kieran Culkin secured the title of Best Actor in a Drama Series, while Sarah Snook took home the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

The Emmy nominations for Succession also included Jeremy Strong, Alan Ruck, J. Smith-Cameron, and Brian Cox, showcasing the series’ recognition with numerous acting nods.

Matthew Macfadyen has received three Emmy nominations for his supporting role as Tom in the series, grabbing the win for the first time in 2022. In the current year, Macfadyen not only secured a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award but also won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding performance.



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