Succession Maker Jesse Armstrong DISSEE King Charles III During Emmy Acceptance Speech

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The creator and writer of HBO’s hit TV series Succession took a swing at Britain’s new king, days after he ascended the throne.

Jesse Armstrong, 51, who is also British, was collecting the night’s top Emmy award for Best Drama Series.

Armstrong then made a scathing comment that there was “a little more voting involved” in his Emmy win than King Charles’ accession.

Great week for succession. New king in the UK this week for us. Evidently there were a little more votes involved in our victory than Prince Charles,” Armstrong began.

The creator and writer of the hit HBO television series Succession, Jesse Armstrong, has criticized Britain's new king, Charles III, days after he ascended the throne.

The creator and writer of the hit HBO television series Succession, Jesse Armstrong, has criticized Britain’s new king, Charles III, days after he ascended the throne.

British screenwriter Jesse Armstrong, holding the trophy, accepts the award for Outstanding Drama Series for Succession along with cast and crew onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, Monday night.

British screenwriter Jesse Armstrong, holding the trophy, accepts the award for Outstanding Drama Series for Succession along with cast and crew onstage during the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, Monday night.

‘Keep it real, keep it real!’ Then actor Brian Cox stepped in.

Armstrong continued, “I’m not saying we’re any more legitimate in our position than he is, we’ll leave it up to our people, we’re incredibly grateful to have this, it’s a wonderful honour.” This group is extraordinary. It’s a team effort.

Earlier in the night, Armstrong took home the award for best writing for a drama series for the show.

The acclaimed series topped the nominees ahead of the evening’s awards ceremony with 25 nominations winning just two, the other being Matthew Macfadyen who took home a supporting actor trophy.

Succession has swept the Emmys and wowed critics since its premiere in 2018.

Succession has swept the Emmys and wowed critics since its premiere in 2018.

The show, which is now in the process of filming a fourth season, follows the Roy family, a media mogul dynasty struggling to cope with patriarch Logan’s decision to walk away from his television and entertainment empire.

It reflects the recent family history of the Murdochs, since Rupert announced the sale of 21st Century Fox to Disney, marking the end of Fox as the world knew it and raising questions about which of the Murdoch children would prevail as heir apparent.

Armstrong, who is known for writing the British sitcoms In The Thick of It and Peep Show, insists he is not entirely based on the Australian family even though he is based on a transcript he wrote years earlier called Murdoch.

He said that Succession is also inspired by the Redstone dynasty that owns CBS and that other plotlines are inspired by those of Kennedy.

There is a slightly unspeakable line that you have to walk. So you only need that distance. If we look at it head-on, it’s like looking at the sun,” she said of comparing him to real-life families.

Armstrong spent a year researching Murdoch for the script.

In 2015, his research expanded during the Trump campaign and during various media scandals when, he said, he noticed a change in the industry.

“I guess Breitbart was starting to come up at the time and Cambridge Analytica, and some of the Sinclair deals. And you start thinking, “My God, this is starting to sound like a unique situation.”

It was initially titled Immediate Family, but the name was changed.

Its first reading was on Election Day 2018.

They had planned to return to producer Adam McKay’s apartment for a Hillary Clinton victory party but, when Trump’s victory became apparent, they began drinking whiskey ‘out of the bottle’.

Succession has been a hit since its release on HBO.  It will enter its second season in August.  The cast is shown on a poster of the show.

Succession has been a hit since its release on HBO. It will enter its second season in August. The cast is shown on a poster of the show.

Tears began to fill the eyes of an emotional King Charles III as he held a vigil with his brothers.

Tears began to fill the eyes of an emotional King Charles III as he held a vigil with his brothers.

Speaking of ‘succession’ of the royal variety, King Charles III was officially announced as Britain’s monarch on Saturday, in a pompous ceremony steeped in ancient tradition and political symbolism.

Charles automatically became king when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday.

The accession ceremony is a key constitutional and ceremonial step to introduce the new monarch to the country.

This is the first time the accession ceremony has been held since 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.

Charles was accompanied at the ceremony by his wife Camilla, the Queen Consort, and their eldest son, Prince William.

William is now the heir to the throne and is known by the title Charles long held, Prince of Wales.

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