‘Succession’ Creator Jesse Armstrong Clears Up If Logan Roy Underlined or Crossed Out Kendall Roy’s Name

Armstrong recently shed light on a major plot point from Episode 4 of the show’s fourth and final season.

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Succession creator Jesse Armstrong has shed light on a major plot point from Episode 4 of the show’s fourth and final season.

Titled “Honeymoon States,” the episode followed Logan Roy's shocking death in Episode 3, and centered around the Roy siblings finding a document that appeared to name Kendall as Logan's successor at Waystar Royco. However, it was never confirmed whether Logan had underlined or crossed out Kendall's name.

While speaking at a Financial Times event in London on Saturday, Armstrong seemingly answered the question.

“This is the sort of thing I would have hated to do while we were still doing the show,” Armstrong said. “But if you were going to cross out, you wouldn’t start out underneath, would you?”

Armstrong subsequently raised his finger to his head, indicating fans to "think about it."

Succession showrunner and creator Jesse Armstrong confirming if Logan had crossed out or underlined Kendall. He also physically drew the line on the paper so definitely knows the answer #Succession #FTWeekendFestival pic.twitter.com/yXLSOoirF2

— Cassam (@cassamlooch) September 2, 2023
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Earlier this summer, Succession earned 27 Emmy nominations for the 75th annual Emmy Awards. The HBO hit series also made history as the first show to have three actors nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, with Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, and Kieran Culkin all receiving the nod.

Among its 27 nominations, Succession scored 14 acting nominations, as well as being selected for the Outstanding Drama Series award, which the series took home for its second and third seasons.

Armstrong was also nominated for writing “Connor’s Wedding,” while Mark Mylod, Lorene Scafaria and Andrij Parekh all received nominations for directing.

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