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OTTplay Now You Know - Succession

Succession is an American satirical black comedy-drama television series. The central plot revolves around the Roy family who owns the global media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar RoyCo.

  • Nikhil Kumar

  • OTTplay

Last Updated: 04.30 AM, Jan 17, 2022

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Welcome to OTTplay Now You Know, one podcast that gives you all the trivia, lesser-known facts about shows and films that you probably didn't know about. I'm your host Nikhil.

Succession is an American satirical black comedy-drama television series. The central plot revolves around the Roy family who owns the global media and entertainment conglomerate Waystar RoyCo. This series has won several accolades, including the Golden Globe for Best Television series - Drama, British Television Award for Best International Programme, and The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama series. 

In today's episode, I shall give some trivia about the series that you probably didn't know about. Let's get going then!

1. The beautiful, glossy interiors of the Roy duplex, complete with its white marble floors and ornate decor, is not a real apartment, but a set constructed in Long Island City's Silvercup Studios.

2. Did you know that actor Brian Cox, who plays family patriarch Logan Roy, does not watch his own films and shows? He says that the enterprise is “madly depressing to say the least,"

3. Many of the interactions that the characters have on the show are not scripted. Creator Jesse Armstrong revealed that he encourages his actors to improvise around the script, which he said helped the cast to be more comedic.      

4. The wedding sequence for Shiv was filmed at a real English castle. The entire cast flew to England and shot the scene at Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire. 

If you haven't watched this yet then do so, it's streaming on Disney + Hotstar

That's the OTTplay Now You Know for today, I shall be back again with another episode soon.. Until then it's your host Nikhil signing out.

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