On sites like Reddit, users are dreaming up outlandish plots for their favourite shows. However, their creativity can lead to disappointment when the real scripts fall short
Few TV series have been more eagerly awaited than series three of Succession. Jesse Armstrong’s drama about the odious Roy dynasty and its savage power grab returned last month after a two-year absence – partly owing to pandemic-related delays – with the show’s fanbase only growing during its hiatus.
Some devotees started “no context Succession” accounts. Others made like Logan Roy and got entrepreneurial by selling unofficial Waystar merch. And 50,000 superfans found themselves down the rabbit hole of Reddit’s TV forums, joining their fellow Succession heads for some forensic speculation.