HBO’s Succession is hurdling towards its conclusion (we’re sad about that), with Sunday night’s episode seeing wayward eldest son Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) again making a play for the top spot at billion dollar Waystar Royco media empire.
It says a lot about the confidence of a series’ showrunners when they elect to kill off the central character just three episodes in the whoppingly successful series’ last season. The Roy family patriarch Logan Roy – played by the inimitable Brian Cox – died on a private jet, and keys to the empire went to Kendall and brother Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin). That’s like benching Aaron Judge before Game 2 of the World Series. It was a brilliant twist, though, with the Roy daughter Siobhan (“Shiv”, played by Sarah Snook) working behind the scenes to foil the brothers’ attempts to take the wheel of the family company, conspiring with tech billionaire Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard) to push through Matsson’s acquisition of the legacy media empire.
Succession is arguably the most brilliant drama series produced by HBO in the last decade, and won 10 Emmys last September. Richly written, cutting satire that skewers conservative television and entitled rich people, the series has just three episodes to go. It says everything about the quality that conservatives can also watch it and love it.
Succession penthouse for sale
Today comes news that the penthouse used as Kendall’s New York digs is for sale. The TV home is a three-level penthouse at the top of the tallest tower north of 72nd Street. At 5,500 sq. ft., with five bedrooms, the condo is listed at $29 million. Standing over Central Park, the home features lots of glass and gold trim, and a stunning spiral staircase that connects all three levels, which feature 13-foot ceilings.
The owner also has access to a glass-walled elevator to get up and down the three floors. Then there’s 3,500 of outdoor space with a rooftop terrace and gas fireplace, outdoor lounge area, and spectacular city and park views. The head-turner is the main living space, which connects the living room, dining room and great room with a gas fireplace, floor-to-ceiling windows and dramatic set-back terraces.
A second living room offers a wet bar. The custom-designed Molteni & C Dada kitchen features a massive island, marble countertops, and a full suite of top-of-the-line Gaggenau appliances. Design elements include gilded chandeliers and natural brass fixtures. Amenities include a fitness studio, soccer pitch, basketball court, playroom, game room, lounge with a catering kitchen, concierge and doorman. The listing is held by Michael Gordon at Corcoran Group.
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