Brian Cox reveals his Succession character Logan Roy was supposed to be KILLED ...

Succession's Brian Cox has revealed his character was originally due to be killed off in the first series of the HBO comedy-drama. 

The actor, 73, portrays brash media mogul Logan Roy, who was left fighting for his life when he had a stroke just moments after asking his children to sign a contract instating his third wife Marcia (Hiam Abbass) as successor to the family empire.

The Scottish star admitted his alter-ego - famed for his roaring 'f**k off catchphrase' - was actually due to bow out of the critically-acclaimed show in season one, leaving the ensuing row over who would become his heir to play out in his absence. 

'It was a one season role': Succession's Brian Cox has revealed his character was originally due to be killed off in the first series of the HBO comedy-drama

'It was a one season role': Succession's Brian Cox has revealed his character was originally due to be killed off in the first series of the HBO comedy-drama

Speaking on Wednesday's This Morning, host Holly Willoughby told the Golden Globe-nominated actor she'd heard that Logan was supposed to be a 'one season character' and was meant to be 'killed off' during the first series. 

Confirming the theory, Brian explained he had a conversation with Succession creator Jesse Armstrong and the show's director Adam McKay, and they decided to save Logan after his dramatic helicopter stroke. 

He told Holly: 'Yes. It was a one season role and I was fine with that.  

'Jesse was in on holiday, Adam was in LA and I was in London, and so we had this 20-minute conversation, I said "So it's a one season role?" and then there was this pause over the Atlantic and Jesse said, "Oh, no I don't think so!" And it wasn't!' 

Tense: The actor, 73, portrays media mogul Logan Roy, who was left fighting for his life after asking his children to sign a contract instating his wife as successor to his empire

Tense: The actor, 73, portrays media mogul Logan Roy, who was left fighting for his life after asking his children to sign a contract instating his wife as successor to his empire

Brian also told an amusing anecdote about women begging him to order them to 'f**k off' in the style of his abrasive character during an appearance at a #MeToo event.

Replacing the profanity with the word 'cauliflower' on the daytime show, he explained: 'If I use cauliflower for the obvious, "Why don't you cauliflower off?". 

'Rosanna Arquette had this book for Ronan Farrow. It was a #MeToo evening, I was very pleased to be there and afterwards I was surrounded by quite a few ladies.

'One or two of them said, "Can you tell me to cauliflower off?", and I said, "Is that really appropriate at a #MeToo movement event?"' 

Explaining all: The Scottish star admitted his alter-ego - famed for his roaring 'f**k off catchphrase' - was actually due to bow out of the show in season one

Explaining all: The Scottish star admitted his alter-ego - famed for his roaring 'f**k off catchphrase' - was actually due to bow out of the show in season one

Family drama: Logan being killed off would have meant the ensuing row over who would become heir to the business to play out in his absence (pictured with Sarah Snook as Shiv Roy)

Family drama: Logan being killed off

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