Trippy workplace thriller Severance pulls in a big audience for Apple TV+

Trippy workplace thriller Severance pulls in a big audience for Apple TV+

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The Apple TV+ thriller/comedy Severance started out strong. It’s on Reelgood’s list of the Top 10 most-streamed shows of the week.

The series debuted February 18 on Apple’s streaming video service to very positive reviews from critics and audiences.

Consider getting on board with Severance

The movie and TV search engine Reelgood puts Severance at the number 10 spot on its list of the most popular titles on any streaming service during the week of February 17 to February 23.

The most streamed title for the week was Euphoria from HBOMax, followed by Inventing Anna on Netflix, The King’s Man on Hulu/HBOMax, and Reacher on Amazon Prime Video.

Reelgood’s Top 10 ranking is based on streams and engagement on the platform among millions of users in the United States across all SVOD and AVOD services.

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In Severance, Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team of employees who’ve undergone a severance procedure that surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Scout finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.

Ben Stiller serves as both executive producer and director of the Apple TV+ series. The creator and writer of Severance is Dan Erickson.

In addition to Scott, other stars in the show include Patricia Arquette and Oscar-winner Christopher Walken.

The series has a 97% approval score on the review-aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The average audience score is 95%. The Cult of Mac review says the show “takes pointed satirical swipes at modern workplace culture, but ultimately offers a deeper look at the meaning of life.”

The first three episodes of Severance are available to watch from Apple TV+ now. The service comes with a $4.99-per-month subscription that also brings access to an array of other series and films, including thrillers, comedies, sci-fi, documentaries and more.