Mark Scout works at Lumon Industries, a company that uses a “severance” procedure to separate the work memories of some of its employees from their non-work memories. Those who undergo the procedure end up with an inner “I” and an outer “I,” and neither knows what the other is doing. Things seem to be going smoothly, until an out-of-the-ordinary event begins to make Mark and his colleagues suspicious.
This is the story of “Severance” a new TV series that landed on Apple TV+ in mid-February, directed by Ben Stiller and Aofie McArdie and starring Adam Scott in the title role.
A story that blends thriller and psychology and in which the places and atmospheres are as important as the characters. Lumon Industries is an aseptic place, brightly lit by endless sets of neon lights, much more like a maze than a workplace.
It is a series that keeps you glued to the screen, both for its carefully crafted aesthetics down to the last detail and for a compelling plot that leaves you with bated breath until the end.