WARNING: If you haven’t watched the finale of ‘Succession’ don’t read any further. (Though seriously, what are you waiting for?)



Jeremy Strong who plays Kendall Roy on the hit show, had a  much darker alternate ending for his character.


“Listen to the John Berryman poem that Jesse [Armstrong, the show’s creator] has named these finales after. John Berryman himself died by suicide, jumping into the frozen river,” the actor explained.

“I tried to go into the water after we cut—I got up from that bench and went as fast as I could over the barrier and onto the pilings, and the actor playing Colin [Scott Nicholson] raced over. I didn’t know I was gonna do that, and he didn’t know, but he raced over and stopped me. I don’t know whether in that moment I felt that Kendall just wanted to die—I think he did—or if he wanted to be saved by essentially a proxy of his father.”