"There’s a cruel symmetry between the Innies in Severance and the millions of real people who have been forced back to the office to work in isolation and obscurity under a sky of fluorescent lights," says Brett White. "It’s called RTO, 'return to office,' which is a snappy nickname that reduces two years of hard, emotional labor spent by employees forging new means of collaboration and camaraderie during horrific circumstances — frequently to newer heights of success — into just a little forgettable hiccup. Going back to the way things were before the pandemic is as easy as RTO! That exact kind of blank corporate enthusiasm is what you get in Severance. This is a show where Innies wake up confused and then spend way too much time navigating a maze of never-ending hallways."