Friday, May 24, 2024

Tonight’s “Succession”: Something Wicked This Way Comes Tonight as There Are No Advance Screeners, for a Reason


There are no advance screeners for tonight’s “Succession.”

A few people in the press received the first four episodes in advance, but now they’ve evaporated. HBO is holding back for a reason.

Tonight’s episode will feature Connor and Willa’s wedding, although marriage is not guaranteed. The kids are always fighting among themselves and with Logan, although Kendall and Shiv don’t know yet that Roman has weaseled his way back into his father’s good graces.

The X factor character is Alexander Skarsgard’s Lukas Matsson, aka “The Swede,” whose company is supposedly buying Waystar. We’ve only seen him so far on the phone eating junk food and making veiled threats. Matsoon is a stand in for Spotify’s Daniel Ek, but better looking.

But something big is happening tonight, that’s for sure. I’ll try and live tweet it at @showbiz411 and be back on here at the of the hour to say what I can without giving it away for other time zons.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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