Attention all TV drama fans! The creative team behind the Apple TV+ series Severance has been hit with more delays than a subway train during rush hour!
According to Puck, co-showrunners Dan Erickson and Mark Friedman can’t seem to stand each other. Consequently, script rewrites are costing up to $20 million per episode. Yikes, that’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.
Severance season 2 in a sticky situation as co-showrunners enter a lover’s quarrel.
It seems that the pair’s dislike for each other started during filming for season 1 and things have only gotten worse. In fact, Friedman was so eager to leave before season 2 that he was practically out the door, but Severance’s executive producer and director Ben Stiller (yes, that Ben Stiller) begged him to stay after a fruitless search for a replacement.
But hold on, a source close to the production has come out to deny these reports saying that the show is still on schedule. Also, that everyone is working together harmoniously. What a relief!
Dan Erickson, Mark Friedman and House of Cards creator Beau Willimon have been collaborating without issue. That’s good news, right? However, fans are still left wondering when they’ll finally get to see season 2.
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And get this – Apple TV+ is already planning a third and fourth season for the series. That is, even though the second season isn’t even finished yet!
They must be optimistic that the show will be a hit, or maybe they just love throwing money around. Who knows? Either way, let’s hope the showrunners can put their differences aside and get this train back on track before we’re all old and gray.