Nicholas Braun was ‘sad as hell’ to have to say goodbye to the hit HBO series Succession.
The 34-year-old actor spoke to Entertainment Tonight at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards over the weekend about his thoughts on ending the series after its upcoming fourth season.
“It was a little big,” Braun said of the announcement. “We expected it while we were doing the show, but you don’t believe it until Jesse says it,” he said, referring to show creator Jesse Armstrong.
He continued: “We are all quite disappointed. I was sad as hell on my last day.
The actor stars as Cousin Greg, the goofy but lovable underdog of the Roy family, on the show.
Succession creator Jesse Armstrong announced last month that the show will culminate with the next 10 episodes, which begin airing March 26.
Braun then explained that he recently finished filming the final season.
“I finished a few weeks ago, and it was a really tough day, you know, saying goodbye to everyone.
“It was the greatest professional experience of my life. So saying goodbye to these people was really difficult.
The How to Be Single actor revealed that he and his fellow cast members didn’t know where their character’s storylines would end until the final table was read.
“We had an idea,” Braun shared. “None of us read the script before it came to us – a draft table read came to us – so we weren’t sure exactly how it was going to end. Either way, the end is fire.
He then gave a little preview of where loyal viewers will find Cousin Greg for the upcoming season.
“He is beaten again this season. Fun stuff,” Braun explained.
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, Armstrong, who is the show’s creator and lead writer, confirmed that season four is the show’s final run.
He also explained in part, “I never thought this could go on forever. The ending has always been kinda present in my mind.
Succession first aired in 2018 and tells the story of the Roy family, known for controlling the world’s largest media and entertainment company.
However, their world changes when their father leaves the company and his children fight to secure the highest position as successor – by any means possible.
While for most of the series the Roy children have been at odds with each other, the final episodes of season three finally find them united in stopping their father, Logan, from selling out the media conglomerate of the family.
Little did they know that the black sheep of the family Tom Wambsgans (Matthew McFadyen) betrayed his own wife Shiv (Sarah Snook) and warned Logan of what they were doing, giving him enough to withdraw their power to block the impending sale .
The final snaps of season three indicated that Shiv realized her husband had betrayed her, though it’s unclear how that will pan out in season four.
Alongside Braun, Succession stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Matthew Macfadyen, Kieran Culkin and Alan Ruck.