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Succession Star Brian Cox Disses Billions: It's 'Passed its Sell-By Date'

When asked about the future of his own show, Cox had some choice words for the Showtime drama.
  • Brian Cox in Succession, Paul Giamatti in Billions. (Photos: HBO, Showtime)
    Brian Cox in Succession, Paul Giamatti in Billions. (Photos: HBO, Showtime)

    Brian Cox does not want Succession to end up like Billions.

    Following the HBO series' Oustanding Drama Emmy win last night, Cox was asked by the Times of London if there might be a fifth season of Succession in the works. "I don't know," said Cox. "No one's had their contracts renewed. Who knows how long it will go on? We don’t want it to overstay its welcome, like Billions; that’s past its sell-by date. That will not happen with our show."

    Cox, who plays ruthless media mogul (and unforgiving father) Logan Roy in the series, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series alongside co-star Jeremy Strong. Both lost last night to Squid Game's Lee Jung-jae. The actor has never held back his strong opinions, having made headlines last year when he trashed several actors by name in his memoir Putting the Rabbit in the Hat.

    Showtime's Billions was renewed for a seventh season earlier this year, while Succession Season 4 is currently in production. 

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: Succession, HBO, Showtime, Billions, Brian Cox