kieran culkin said Variety a “Succession” spinoff would be a “horrible idea” when asked about it on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday afternoon.
Varieties Marc Malkin then asked Culkin to explain his reasoning, to which he responded by saying, “Remember ‘Frasier?’ Yes, we all loved ‘Frasier,’ but not every show can be ‘Frasier.'” (“Frasier” was a spin-off of the hit series “Cheers”).
He then said that a spin-off based on the character of Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) would be a good show and that Roman could make occasional appearances: “For example, entrance applause? Would that work on a show like this? That’s why I would do it.”
Culkin is nominated for best performance by an actor in a television drama series for the fourth and final season of “Succession.” He received nominations in the supporting actor category for the previous three seasons of the series. This is his fifth Golden Globe nomination overall, and he also earned one in 2003 for best actor in a musical or comedy for “Igby Goes Down.”
“Succession” earned nine nominations, including best television drama. Culkin’s co-stars Brian Cox and Jeremy Strong are nominated alongside him in the best actor category. Although Cox and Strong have previously campaigned and been nominated in the lead actor award categories, Culkin explained to Variety why he made the switch from supporting to leading at this year’s Emmys.
“If you ask me if he’s a main character, then I would say absolutely,” Culkin said during an episode of the series. Variety Awards Circuit Podcast. “I think this season was set up before episode three happened as Logan versus Shiv, Roman, Kendall. And then (Logan) dies, and that’s what I think is the central focus of the show: the three of them.”