The developer of Succession may take the crown for a lot of uncomfortable joke at the Emmy Awards.
Succession‘s Jesse Armstrong made a jab at King Charles III while on phase to accept the reward for Outstanding Drama Series at the 2022 Emmys onSept 12. Also chosen in the classification this year were Better Call Saul, Euphoria, Ozark, Severance, Squid Game, Stranger Things and Yellowjackets (See all the 2022 Emmys winners here.)
At the event, which was held 4 days after the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Armstrong made a joke about about Charles’ succession to the throne.
Suggesting it’s been “big for successions in the U.K.,” Armstrong stated, “Evidently, a bit more voting involved in our winning than Prince Charles’. I’m not saying we’re more legitimate than that position—we’ll leave that to other people. We are incredibly grateful to have this wonderful honor.”
Star Brian Cox appeared to attempt to stop it, stating, “Keep it royalist, keep it royalist.”
Armstrong continued by yelling out his “extraordinary” cast and team, that includes Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook, Nicholas Braun and Matthew Macfadyen