Nicholas Braun shares his thoughts after HBO’s news Succession will end with the upcoming fourth season.
The actor, known for playing Cousin Greg on the Emmy-winning series, chatted with Entertainment tonight at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards over the weekend for one interview which was put online on Monday. During the conversation, Braun was asked about Succession creator Jesse Armstrong announced last month that the show will end with the 10 episodes airing when season four debuts on March 26.
“That was quite a big one,” Braun said of the announcement. “We expected it while we were making the show, but you won’t believe it until Jesse says it. We’re all pretty bummed. I was sad as hell my last day.”
Braun explained that he recently finished shooting the season: “I finished a few weeks ago and it was a really hard day, you know, saying goodbye to everyone. It has been the best work experience of my life. So saying goodbye to those people was very hard.”
The actor, whose recent film credits include Cat personwhich debuted at Sundance this year, and release in 2021 Zolaexplained that he and his co-stars were in the dark about what was in store for their characters until they sat down at a table being read for the season four finale. Succession’The cast also includes Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck.
“We had an idea,” Braun said of where it would go. “None of us read the script before it came to us – a read draft came to us – so we weren’t quite sure how it would end. Anyway, the end is fire.”
As for his own character, the actor teases about Cousin Greg, “He’s getting assaulted again this season. A few nice things.”
In an interview with The New Yorkers published last month, Armstrong confirmed season four as the show’s final run, explaining in part, “I never thought this could go on forever. The ending has always been a bit present in my mind.