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‘Succession’ star Brian Cox dishes on show’s ‘morality tale’

“Succession,” one of the year’s surprise breakout hits, initially attracted a cult following. But with the show’s second season, it became the thing everyone was talking about — and not just in the media, where shows about media-based backstabbers exert a sick fascination. The Jesse Armstrong drama, whose season finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO, concerns how mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox), like King Lear, will divide up his kingdom, Waystar Royco. His conniving children — Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) — lie in wait, eager to please, ready to pounce, while Logan plays head games with them. Cox thinks he knows why this particular corrupt family has captured the public. “The sho ...