Severance is a new sci-fi thriller starring Adam Scott and directed by Ben Stiller
Severance, a new thriller from Apple TV+, is set to debut Friday, February 18, 2022.
The series, which stars Adam Scott, is a sci-fi workplace thriller set in a company where employees work and non-work memories are kept separate from one another.
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What is it about?
Severance is a sci-fi thriller that’s all about work-life balance – the employees of Lumon Industries have their memories of their work and personal lives surgically separated, never knowing what they’re doing at the same time while they are in the middle of each other.
As the series unfolds, employee Mark (Adam Scott) begins to realize the consequences of this process on the workers of Lumon Industries – and exactly the type of work the mysterious corporation has him do.
Who’s in it?
The series stars Adam Scott as Mark. You’ll probably recognize Scott primarily from his comedy roles, say Parks and Recreation or The Good Place, but he’s also got the form of a dramatic actor – he played Reese Witherspoon’s husband in the HBO drama Big Little Lies, for example. example.
He is joined by Britt Lower, who plays Helly. Lower is best known for starring in Man Seeking Woman and Unforgettable.
Christopher Walken (The Outlaws), John Tuturro (The Big Lebowski) and Patricia Arquette (Escape at Dannemora) also star in Severance.
Six of Severance’s nine episodes were directed by Ben Stiller. Stiller is best known as an actor (with roles in Zoolander, Night at the Museum, and The Meyerowitz Stories), but he’s also directed many times before (with Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, Reality Bites among those credits).
Is there a trailer?
Yes there is. You can see it – and Adam Scott unraveling some of the mysteries of Lumon Industries – right here.
When and how can I watch it?
Separation will begin on Apple TV+ on February 18.
The first two episodes will be available at the same time, and the series will continue weekly through April. Severance is 9 episodes in total.
Why should I watch it?
Because it looks like an engaging sci-fi drama with a clever hook.
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