The comedy-drama show “Succession” on HBO is about the Roy family, which is led by patriarch Logan Roy. After Logan’s health starts to get worse, his family, which includes his three children, fights over who will replace him as CEO of Waystar RoyCo, a media company owned by the Roys. In the first episode of the fourth season, Logan and his kids are in a bidding war to buy the Pierce Media Group (PMG), which is Waystar’s rival and is run by the brave and practical Nan Pierce. So, people must want to know more about Nan and why she wants to sell the company. So, here’s what you need to know about Nan Peirce’s Pierce Media Group in season 4 of ‘Succession’! SPOILERS AHEAD!
Who Is Nan Pierce?
“Tern Haven,” the fifth episode of the second season, is the first time we see Nan Pierce. Nan Pierce is played by actress Cherry Jones in the show. Jones started acting in 1986. Some of the movies she’s been in are “Erin Brockovich,” “A Rainy Day in New York,” and “The Sky Is Everywhere.” The actress is known for playing President Allison Taylor in the action-thriller series “24” and Holly Maddox in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Jones may also be known to some viewers as Joanna Klein from the crime drama series “Defending Jacob.” Jones plays Nan Pierce, the head of the Pierce family and the Pierce Media Group, in two episodes of Season 2 of “Succession.”
Logan Roy (Brian Cox) tries to buy the Pierce Media Group in the second season. In the fifth episode, the Logans hang out with the Pierces to try to buy PGM from them. But Nan Pierce turns out to be a tough negotiator. She makes several demands of Logan because she doesn’t like his business. At first, Nan tells Logan that he has to pick his daughter Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (Sarah Snook), which makes Logan back out of the deal. Nan, however, backs out of the deal when she hears that the Waystar RoyCo-owned cruise line is being accused of sexual assault. This causes Logan to start talking to Nan again.
Why Does Nan Pierce Want to Sell PMG? Who Does She Sell To?
Waystar RoyCo is one of Pierce Media Group’s biggest competitors, and Nan Pierce has been very vocal about how Waystar RoyCo does business. In the sixth episode of season 2, called “Argestes,” Logan and the Roys’ hard-won deal falls through. This is not a big surprise. Nan leaves the episode after she decides not to sell PMG to Logan Roy. But she comes back in the first episode of the fourth season, called “The Munsters.” In the episode, Shiv finds out that her husband, Tom Wambsgans, played by Matthew Macfadyen, had dinner with Nan’s cousin and PMG board member Naomi Pierce. She figures out that Nan probably wants to sell PMG because of this.
Logan Roy is about to sell his business to the CEO of GoJo, Lukas Matsson. So, he wants to buy PMG so he can still have a global media conglomerate in his portfolio. On the other hand, Logan’s kids, Shiv, Kendall, and Roman, work together to buy PMG because they want to start their own business outside of the shadow of their father. But it’s not clear why Nan Pierce wants to sell PMG in particular.
It seems like Nan and the rest of the Pierce family want to sell their prized possessions for money. Nan also doesn’t want to deal with all the messes and problems that come with running a family business. So, the Pierce family chose to sell PMG for almost the same reason it was for sale in season 2: to make money. In the end, Nan plays Logan and his kids until she gets the deal and valuation she wants. She agrees to sell PGM to Kendall, Shiv, and Roman’s group for $10 billion.
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