Where is Severance filmed? Guide to ALL the Filming Locations in Kier

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Described as a workplace thriller, Severance was filmed between the Hudson Valley, NY, and New Jersey.

The series is set in Kier, the fictional creepy town subsidized by the mysterious Lumon Industries company.

Britt Lower as Helly

The story revolves around a special program that uses a surgical procedure, called severance, to separate employees' work memories from their personal lives.

Ben Stiller is producing and directing the series starring Adam Scott as Mark Scout, Britt Lower as Helly Riggs, Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel, John Turturro as Irving Bailiff, Zach Cherry as Dylan George, and Christopher Walken as Burt Goodman.

Here is our spoiler-free guide to all the filming locations of Severance.


The Severance building

Lumon Industries building
The impressive Lumon Industries company building is the iconic Bell Works in Holmdel, New Jersey.

Designed in 1958 by Finnish-American modernist architect Eero Saarinen, the complex was home to over 6,000 engineers and researchers working in this advanced lab and development facility.
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Severance building
Looking like a mirror box with a central open-atrium scheme, which spans a quarter-mile, the Bell Labs is a massive two-million-square-foot building.

The Holmdel Complex was owned successively by Bell Telephone, American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T), and Alcatel-Lucent.
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Severance Bell Labs
The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been renovated since 2013 to convert it into a multi-purpose living and working space for high-tech startup companies.

The water tower out front, featured in some establishing shots, is nicknamed "the transistor" because of its shape.


The Severance Locations in Kier

Severance Locations
When Mark returns home to his Fortress of Solitude, he passes over the monumental Kingston–Port Ewen Suspension Bridge, also known as the Wurts Street Bridge in Ulster County, NY.

As in the series, this steel structure completed in 1921, is in poor condition due to severe corrosion. The bridge has been closed to traffic since September of 2020.

In October 2021, the local government announced a major plan to invest in the rehabilitation of this historical bridge.
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Severance houses
The quiet, gloomy-blue neighborhood, which according to Mark, never really filled up, is called Baird Creek Manor in the series.

The local news outlet Lohud reported that Mark and Mrs. Selvig's houses are actually located at the Village Gate Townhouses in Nyack, situated 27 miles away from New York City.
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Baird Creek Manor
Located high on a hill with views of the Hudson River, the Village Gate Townhouses were built around 1986 and 1993.

An average 2 to 4 bedroom house with two bathrooms, at over 1,600 square feet, has an approximate market price of half a million dollars.


Severance house
Ricken and Devon's beautiful mid-century modern house is the Bier House located in the Usonia Historic District in Thornwood near Pleasantville, NY.

According to this article by Douglas Klostermann, the house was designed in 1949 by Kaneji Domoto in the Organic style developed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Pip's Bar and Grille
In the first episode, "Good News About Hell", Mark is invited to the VIP section of the Pip's Bar and Grille diner, where he meets Petey.

The Hudson Valley Post revealed that the restaurant was filmed at Phoenicia Diner, a retro 1962 eatery in Ulster County.
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Kier Severance
Following the clues of the local press, Atlas of Wonders tracked down the location of the fictional Kier town where severance is set.

The scene in the second episode where Mark has a date, "Half Loop", was filmed in Downtown Beacon (Dutchess County). Many shops’ storefronts were renamed for the shoot.

The Hall of Records where Mark argues with some anti-Severance activists is the Beacon Building on Main Street.
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Rosendale Trestle
After calling sick in episode two, to get to the greenhouse Mark drives under the Rosendale Trestle, a former 940 feet railroad bridge that opened in 1872.
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Sprainbrook Nursery
Mark meets Petey at the old Sprainbrook Nursery, a garden center now permanently closed at 448 Underhill Road in Scarsdale.
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Severance drehorte
We immediately recognized the gas station with this particular shape in the third episode, "In Perpetuity", as it was also a featured filming location in John Wick Chapter One.

This is the Gulf Gas Station at the corner of Route 9W and Christian Herald Road in Nyack.
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The Eagans in the Perpetuity Wing
According to production designer Jeremy Hindle, the Perpetuity Wing in the underground with the replica of Eagan's house was too big to build from scratch at the studios.

They found a museum in the Bronx with "a brutalist building attached to it, and then a pristine house".

However, thanks to one of our readers, we have discovered that this location is the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, hosting art galleries, a planetarium, and the 1877 Gilded Age Glenview House.
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Damona birthing retreat
The Damona birthing retreat entrance from episode five, "The Grim Barbarity of Optics and Design", was filmed at the Mohonk Preserve Testimonial Gateway in New Paltz.

Built in 1908, this historical gatehouse was the formal entrance to the Mohonk Mountain House resort, the same hotel used in the Upload series.
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Leonora Lake
The exterior of Irving's apartment in Leonora Lake is at Waterfront at the Strand in Kingston.

Irving Bailiff is played by John Turturro, who also starred in the new dark superhero movie The Batman.
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Bell Labs
Some more reported filming locations are the Two Villains Brewing microbrewery in Nyack, a building at 1 E Main Street in Beacon, and the Pietro Drive neighborhood in Yonkers, Westchester County.
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10 comments:

1- Memerson - Apr 3, 2022, 6:39 PM
That's the gatehouse at the Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, formerly part of the Mohonk Mountain House. I'm wondering if the birthing cottages aren't part of Mohonk, too -maybe the new lodge?

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   2- Ra Moon - Apr 4, 2022, 2:00 PM
   Thank you, updated!

3- Anonymous - Apr 12, 2022, 10:33 AM
I love the article. It's fun seeing places I know in a show. Adding to the group source: Holmdel, NJ is in Monmouth Co, NJ, which is not "northern" NJ. Central Jersey, maybe; The Northern Jersey Shore, maybe; but it's south of the Raritan River, so certainly not Northern NJ.

4- God - Apr 16, 2022, 6:08 AM
Thank you so much! You are doing God's — that is, Kier's — work here!

5- Anonymous - Apr 20, 2022, 12:37 PM
The rundown nursery in episode 2, where Mark meets Petey after calling in sick, I'm pretty sure is the old nursery on the corner of Sprain Road and Underhill Road in Scarsdale, NY, 10583.

6- Greengumbo - Apr 21, 2022, 6:39 PM
Irving's apartment is at Waterfront at the Strand in Kingston, NY.

7- Anonymous - Apr 27, 2022, 3:42 PM
I’m almost 100% sure the church featured is Regina Coeli in Hyde Park, NY.

8- Anonymous - Apr 27, 2022, 7:35 PM
I grew up across the street from the Mohonk Gatehouse in New Paltz and used to deliver the "Kingston Freeman" newspaper there - Now must watch this show!

9- Anonymous - May 3, 2022, 1:22 PM
I think it would be fair to include Zach Cherry as Dylan G. in that list with Adam Scott.

10- Anonymous - May 19, 2022, 7:24 PM
Mark drives under the Rosendale Trestle in episode two to get to the greenhouse.


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