There’s little question that Severance is a success — the present’s first season made our greatest leisure of 2022 record even because it “paints the darkest possible portrait of how megacorporations think about and treat their employees.” For a real-life instance of that therapy, all you must ask is what happens when the individuals who make Severance ask Apple how huge of a success it truly is.
In a little bit of frustration that can really feel acquainted to anybody who has tried to determine what Apple means when touting the efficiency of its customized ARM processors, it seems that even Ben Stiller, the manager producer and director of Severance, couldn’t pay money for detailed knowledge on how many individuals are watching. Right here’s what he said in an interview with Decider:
“They don’t tell you the numbers. It’s really weird. So, you get these graphs and charts, like I said, that have like peaks and valleys. But you don’t know what the baseline is. I guess could be like, based on 100 people or could be like, 200 million people. We don’t know. They basically say, ‘Yeah, this is doing well.’ You’re trying to interpret what they’re saying.”
As he went on to say, that is in step with how different streamers, like Netflix and even Disney Plus, have pissed off their viewers, trade watchers, and at occasions the individuals who make their unique content material by refusing to cough up particulars on viewer knowledge.
52 Emmy nominations and an award-hunting “special conversation” occasion are clearly signal, however I wish to know: how does Severance stack up subsequent to one thing like Higher Name Saul? Can it beat NVIDIA’s RTX 3090 utilizing actual stats as an alternative of some weird wattage-based energy consumption comparability? Identical to Apple’s M-series processor household, we all know Severance’s efficiency is spectacular, and having cheap figures to assist consider that would save everybody time and confusion.
No matter how many individuals watched the present, or what occurs in the course of the Emmy Awards on September twelfth, season two of Severance is already within the works.