Apple’s Severance Teaser Reveals an Unusual Workplace Requirement

Apple TV+ has dropped the Severance teaser for Dan Erickson and Ben Stiller’s forthcoming thriller drama, featuring an all-star cast including Patricia Arquette, Adam Scott, Christopher Walken, John Turturro, and more. The video teases an unusual workplace requirement as several employees undergo a standard surgical procedure where their personal and work life memories have been divided.

The series is slated to premiere on February 18, 2022, with the first two episodes. This will then be followed by new weekly installments, each Friday during its nine-episode season.

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Severance is written and created by Dan Erickson, with Ben Stiller (Escape at Dannemora) serving as a director. It stars Oscar winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation), Emmy Award winner John Turturro (The Night Of), Britt Lower (High Maintenance), Zach Cherry (Succession), Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon), Jen Tullock (Bless This Mess), Tramell Tillman (Hunters), Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black) and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.

“Mark Scout leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives,” reads the synopsis. “This daring experiment in ‘work-life balance’ is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.”

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Severance is executive produced by Stiller, Erickson, Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron, Andrew Colville, Nicky Weinstock, and Jackie Cohn. It is a production by Endeavor Content, and Red Hour Productions, with Arquette and Scott set as producers.


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