Whether you watched SuccessionIt is recent episode and you wondered what the hell Living+ is and why Kendall (Jeremy Strong) promises everyone they can live forever, you’re not alone.
Episode 6 of Succession is widely concerned by the Roys’ announcement of this new product to their annual investor meeting, with Kendall in charge of the official introduction. This, of course, involves the typical amount of Kendall bloviating, as well as indecipherable phrases like “the built-in enhancement to the characters’ daily IP lives.”
Putting Kendall’s convoluted monologue aside, the easiest way to understand Living+ is to compare it to a production studio trying to get into real estate. Living+ is basically if Disney decided to create its own branded closed communities, which – shock – it’s already the case.
What is Live+?
A concept that Logan (Brian Cox) concocted and was working on to his death, Living+ is Waystar’s real estate brand that aims to bring their cruise experience down to earth. This would mean that Waystar would start building gated communities that relate only to Waystar studios (and ATN) experience. We understand from Kendall’s speech that Living+ communities prioritize safety and enjoyment to create a safe haven for their residents.
But what does all this look like? Well, you can expect a Living+ community to have beautiful homes, as well as built-in security systems, with its residents always a second away from enjoying everything Waystar. Living+ members would also have the luxury of interacting with Waystar’s top movie and TV characters, not to mention advanced screenings for Waystar movies and shows. Plus, Waystar’s parks would be right around the corner.
‘Succession’ Season 4, Episode 5: Why did some people escape the ‘kill list’?
To visualize this, we can compare Living+ to Disney Golden Oak(opens in a new tab)a residential community located at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, or Storyliving by Disney(opens in a new tab). In Golden Oak, Disney obsessives live in large, affluent communities with unparalleled park access, shopping, and Disney perks.
You might not see Mickey in the Living+ neighborhood park, but you would see Waystar’s puppy mascot Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) threw up in. SuccessionThe pilot episode of (you know that one).
Living+ dives into black mirror territory thanks to Kendall.
While Logan’s original vision for Living+ is dystopian enough, Kendall takes it a step further when he releases “Living+Support.”
Using Waystar’s ties to the cutting-edge tech and pharmaceutical industries, Kendall promises to provide Living+ residents with “privileged access to life-enhancing therapies.” This means anyone living in a Living+ community would have unparalleled access to the best doctors, therapists, dermatologists – you name it. They would also have more affordable access to medicines, with deliveries for everything they need coming right to their doorstep.
The “Big Four” of Healthcare: What I Learned in America’s Most Advanced Medical Practice
Through Living+ Support, Kendall promises that all residents living in a Living+ community can live longer and add years to their life expectancy through Waystar. The whole idea of Living+ and Living+ Support sounds like something we would see in A black mirror episodeif we haven’t already, and is essentially a community where anyone can bond in love for Waystar, ATN, Logan Roy and healthcare.
Would you like to live in Living+?
Season 4 of Succession is now streaming on HBO Max. (opens in a new tab)