San Diego Comic-Con celebrated all things “Severance” in a big way, with fans even allowed to take their own separate direction from Lumon Industries. You know, for people who really want an existential crisis to accompany their convention festivities. / The film’s own Jeremy Mathai was on the “Severance” panel today, and Dan Erickson spoke about the show’s onscreen process and how it’s evolved since that first pilot script. “The original version of the pilot woke up Mark and Helly was more like the seasoned person who comes in and is sort of, almost like an older brother,” he said. “And we changed it for various reasons, but yeah, there were a lot of differences between there and here.”
Stiller commented that the script was even weirder if that can be believed. “Yeah, I think the original was a little more like an acid trip than it is,” Erickson said. “At one point there was a pair of disembodied legs running around…and then the legs didn’t make the cut.” The crowd couldn’t help but laugh at the idea, which may seem odd on paper, but hey, so did the “Waffle Party” and we all know how it turned out.
Season 1 of “Severance” is available to stream on Apple TV+.