The antics of the dysfunctional Roy family, the fictional-but-Murdoch-like owners of Waystar RoyCo, an international media and hospitality conglomerate, are at the center of HBO’s dark satire Succession. Jeremy Strong originally auditioned for the role of Roman on Succession. Succession creator Jesse Armstong said that Culkin was a \"slam dunk\" for the role of Roman. The Succession cast did their first read-through on Election Day 2016. While James Murdoch has stated very publicly that he doesn’t watch Succession, other family members can’t say the same.