‘Succession’ star Nicholas Braun discusses ‘bummed’ cast reaction to series end

Nicolas Braun is just like us — not quite ready for “Succession” to end.

It was recently announced that the flagship HBO series, which follows the wealthy Logan Roy family and its dynastic struggle for power, is nearing its finale. For Braun, who plays Cousin Greg on the TV show, the news was hard to digest.

“That was a big one,” she told ET at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Sunday.

“We were expecting it when we were making the show, but you never believe it until Jesse tells it,” he said, referring to showrunner Jesse Armstrong. “We’re all very upset. I was sad as hell on my last day.

Braun became famous in Hollywood with a meme-factory full of character gaffes. Introduced in the first episode in 2018, Greg was a distant relative of the wealthy Roy – until his need for a job brought him into the fold and made him an associate member of the family firm.

“I finished a couple of weeks ago, and it was a really hard day, saying goodbye to all of you,” Braun told the outlet. “This has been the greatest work experience of my life. So it was really hard to say goodbye to those people.”

While Armstrong previously declared the “succession” would be a total of four or five seasons, he did not announce it would be the show’s final season until last month. Braun and his teammates, while quick to accept the fact, were just as baffled as the fans—and only had a hunch.

“We had an idea of ​​how the series finale could play out,” Braun told ET. “None of us read the script before it came to us — a table read draft came to us. — so we had absolutely no idea how it was going to end. Anyway, the end is fire.

While none of the cast has given up any secrets (and are unlikely to do so), Braun isn’t the only cast member with emotional feelings about the ending. Jeremy Strong, who portrays Kendall, the chief disruptor of the Roy family, told GQ last month that the finale “will feel like a death in a way.”

Meanwhile Braun worked on other projects and most recently starred in “Cat Person,” which debuted at Sundance this year. While he’s sad to see “Succession” go, he knows fans can’t get enough of Greg — and promises the final season won’t disappoint.

“He has been beaten up again this season,” he told ET. “Some fun stuff.”

Succession Season 4 premieres March 26 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.

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