The severed worker bees of Lumon Industries are at last returning for duty.
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Production has resumed on Severance’s second season, Apple TV+ announced Monday via a black and white photo of its star Adam Scott. Executive producer and director Ben Stiller shared the pic, captioning it with three simple words: “Back to work.”
The series (which was officially renewed for Season 2 back in April of 2022) stars Scott as Mark, an employee at the mysterious Lumon where employees have undergone a surgical procedure known as “severance,” separating their work memories from their home memories. While at work, Mark has no idea what’s happening in his personal life, and vice versa. But when a former coworker approaches him at home with questions about Lumon, Mark starts to dig into what exactly his company is up to.
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Patricia Arquette co-stars as Mark’s Lumon boss Harmony Cobel, with Lower as his rebellious new coworker Helly. John Turturro and Zach Cherry play Lumon employees Irving and Dylan, with Tramell Tillman as Cobel’s henchman Milchick.
Read on to learn everything we know about Season 2 so far, and check back often for the latest updates.
Why was Season 2 of Severance delayed so long?
The psychological thriller has experienced a few bumps in the road in its journey back to production. It was reported in April of last year that Severance’s second season was facing significant delays due to the alleged falling out between co-showrunners Dan Erickson and Mark Friedman. House of Cards creator Beau Willimon quietly joined to assist with Season 2 (and beyond), further fueling questions as to what was actually going down behind the scenes.
Stiller cleared the air at the time stating that Season 2 “is on schedule, the budget is the same as Season 1, Dan, Beau and Mark are all working together… [Beau] was hired for Season 3 and since they don’t have a traditional writers’ room, it made sense he would get involved in the current season as well.”
Shortly after, shooting was halted in May of 2023 as a result of the writers strike. Once that ended, SAG-AFTRA was 74 days into a strike of its own, further delaying the Apple series from returning to work.
When will Severance Season 2 be released?
With the show just heading back into production as of Jan. 29, the release date for Season 2 remains a mystery. But given the fact that the Season 1 finale dropped April 8, 2022, it will be at least a full two-year break in between seasons of Severance.
Who’s joining the Severance Season 2 cast?
An array of corporate drones has been added to Severance’s Season 2 roster. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) and John Noble (Fringe) are among eight new cast members that have joined the Apple TV+ series’ sophomore run.
The new hires also include Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development), Merritt Wever (Unbelievable), Bob Balaban (The Chair), Robby Benson (the voice of Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, American Dreams), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Missing, NOS4A2) and relative newcomer Stefano Carranante.
While the above cast additions were announced in October 2022, details for their characters remain TBA.
Where can I watch Season 1 of Severance?
Season 1 of Severance is currently available to stream on Apple TV+. It is comprised of nine episodes which range from 40-57 minutes long each.
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