Succession: Some random reviews

Thrillist: "The cast is uniformly amazing"

If you know Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy in the 2005 Pride and Prejudiceadaptation, you may want to reevaluate him. Tom is part dork, part Macbeth, part devoted spouse and partner.

Vanity Fair: "Succession: How Tom and Greg’s Toxic Bromance Became the Summer’s Best TV"


This article contains an interview with Matthew Macfadyen.

An excerpt: 

For viewers who enjoy Tom’s scenes with Greg, know that even goofier footage of the duo exists. Macfadyen said that Armstrong would often give him this note: “Matthew, I think you need to really tone down the silliness a bit. Tom is running a billion-dollar sub-company.” Said Macfadyen, “Tom runs the parks division. So he can’t be a total prick. But I guess he can a little [on this show], because everyone’s making mistakes, just behaving like absolute assholes. They’re not so slick and cool. They’re rich as Croesus, and miserable. . . . Perhaps he’s a little more cheerful than the rest of them, but he’s not without ambition.”

When asked whether Macfadyen has any hopes for Tom—particularly as his relationship relates to Greg—in the show’s second season, the actor demurred: “I admire our writers so much, and I trust them so much, I just sort of can’t wait to see and hear what they’ve come up with.”