Severance Set to Launch Consumer Products with IMG and Fifth Season
Beverly Hills, CA — Emmy Award-winning breakout series Severance is set to captivate its devoted fanbase with a wide-ranging slate of consumer products in 2023 after appointing IMG as its exclusive global licensing representative.
Since premiering on Apple TV+ in February 2022, Severance has quickly become a global hit celebrated by critics and audiences alike. Its pulsating story, thought-provoking themes of free will and work-life balance as well as impactful performances from stars Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Patricia Arquette and John Turturro have earned the show rave reviews and a passionate audience longing for more. Created by Dan Erickson and produced by global film and TV studio FIFTH SEASON, the Ben Stiller-directed sci-fi thriller has been a favorite during awards season, picking up eight wins and more than 50 nominations, including 14 Primetime Emmy nominations. The show recently received Golden Globe, SAG, PGA, DGA, ADG and WGA nominations and it is a 2022 AFI Awards television honoree. The nine-episode Apple TV+ series premiered in February 2022.
As production kicks off on its highly anticipated second season, IMG will develop a range of eclectic products designed to evoke the show’s distinctive and thought-provoking narrative as well as its original aesthetic.
Noah Greenshner, EVP, Television Development and Production, FIFTH SEASON said: “We are excited to extend the Severance experience off-screen with a variety of new products inspired by the series’ creativity and innovation. Along with our partners at IMG, we can’t wait for fans around the world to take their connection to the show, this unique world, to the next level.”
Bruno Maglione, President of Licensing, IMG, said: “Severance is one of the most exciting and gripping shows of recent times. We look forward to collaborating with FIFTH SEASON to engage Severance viewers beyond the screen with a merchandise program that brings the show’s principal themes to life in original products.”
For more information on licensing opportunities with Severance, visit www.imglicensing.com.
In Severance Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in “work-life balance” is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unravelling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work … and of himself.
Severance is written and created by Dan Erickson. Ben Stiller directs and serves as executive producer alongside Erickson, Nicky Weinstock, Jackie Cohn and Adam Scott. Richie Schwartz executive produces for Red Hour Films. In addition to starring, Patricia Arquette serves as producer for season two. FIFTH SEASON is the studio.
About FIFTH SEASON
FIFTH SEASON (formerly Endeavor Content) is a global leader in the creation, production, and distribution of feature films and premium television series. Known for producing and distributing award-winning content that engages audiences and moves culture, the studio’s film titles include the multi-Oscar-nominated The Lost Daughter from Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Bay’s Ambulance, Destin Daniel Cretton’s Just Mercy, the Book Club franchise, and 2022 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winner Cha Cha Real Smooth. The studio produces premium TV series, including the 14 Emmy-nominated Severance, See and Truth Be Told for Apple TV+, Wolf Like Me for Peacock, Life & Beth, Nine Perfect Strangers, and McCartney 3, 2, 1 for Hulu, Tokyo Vice for HBO Max, and Scenes from A Marriage for HBO. FIFTH SEASON also handles global distribution for dozens of hit series in addition to its own studio productions, including Killing Eve, The Morning Show, Normal People, and The Night Manager. Learn more at FIFTHSEASON.com, follow us @FIFTHSEASON.
IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media. The company manages some of the world’s greatest athletes and fashion icons; owns and operates hundreds of live events annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in licensing, sports training and league development. IMG is a subsidiary of Endeavor, a global sports and entertainment company