Succession’s Alan Ruck Teases Connor Roy’s Presidential Bid


Alan Ruck in ‘Succession.’
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President Roy? SuccessionStar Alan Ruck teased his character’s presidential run ahead of the HBO series’ highly anticipated fourth season.

“I can tell you that that [his campaign is] ongoing, yes,” the Ferris Bueller’s Day OffStar, 66, only told Us Weekly at The Creative Coalition’s Television Humanitarian Awards on Sunday, September 11. Ruck was otherwise reticent about what fans can look forward to in the new season. “[I can tell you] nothing. Nothing,” he said.

Succession’ Star Alan Ruck Teases Connor’s Roy’s Season 4 Presidential Bid

Alan Ruck in ‘Succession.’
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The Spin CityHowever, alum was much more eloquent when it came to discussing Succession‘s 25 Emmy nominations. When the nominees were announced in July, the acclaimed drama series broke the record for the most nominations in a single year, an experience that the Bunheads alum described as “thrilling.”

“It’s wonderful,” he continued. “I’ve been waiting for something like this for a long time and I’m really proud to be part of something that is excellent and has also caught the public’s imagination.”

Prior to Succession, Ruck was best known for playing the title character’s hypochondriac best friend Cameron in the beloved 1986 comedy, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Paramount Pictures announced plans last month for a spinoff film. Sam and Victor’s Day Off, which will center on the valets who took Ferris’ iconic Ferrari on a joyride around the city. The film will be set on the same day that John Hughes’ film and will be told from a new perspective.

Though it’s unlikely that Ruck will reprise his role as Cameron more than three decades later, he hinted that he’d be open to appearing in the upcoming series — but only if the producers ask him.

“Nobody has talked to me about anything,” the Ohio native told Use when asked about the project, adding that his involvement is “up to Paramount Pictures. So I wish them well.”

Ruck confirmed that he was a spokesman for the company in February VarietyHe and the rest would begin filming season 4 together. Succession — which will pick up in the aftermath of Tom (Matthew McFadyenLogan (Brian Cox) instead of his wife and her brothers — in June.

“I wish I could tell you more than that. All I know is there’s definitely a season 4, there may be a season 5,” he said at the time. “We’ll have a read-through in early June [of] maybe the first two scripts and we’ll get them at, like, midnight the night before.”

Diana Cooper reporting