Tom Standen-Jewell was quoted in iNews on "Jesse Armstrong’s long-time collaborator reveals why a British writer is Succession’s secret"30 May 2023
Succession has also redefined the notion of TV success. “Its cultural impact is much bigger than its audience,” Tom Standen-Jewell of media consultants Enders Analysis told i.
“You wouldn’t know that Coronation Street has four times the audience of Succession from the critical buzz. But it’s a big marketing tool for HBO and Sky to keep subscribers.”
“Everyone praises the dialogue, which is superbly crafted with a nihilism and nastiness. That craft was honed writing comedies like Peep Show and The Thick of It for Channel 4 and the BBC,” Standen-Jewell said.
“Those themes of cynicism about those in power are now widely shared in the US and UK.”