Apple TV+ has swiftly emerged as one of the most captivating streaming services in the industry. It’s brought us the Emmy-winning sensation Ted Lasso and the star-studded drama The Morning Show. Among their standout offerings, the sci-fi psychological thriller Severance made a significant impact when it debuted in early 2022. This series, created by Dan Erickson and partly directed by Ben Stiller, boasted an exceptionally talented cast in its first season. It delved into the lives of employees at the lower echelons of a mysterious biotech company known as Lumon Industries. What makes it intriguing is that each employee has undergone a procedure called “severance,” which completely separates their memories from their work life (their ‘innies’) and their personal lives (their ‘outties’).
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Now, with Season 2 concluding on a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, eager viewers are anxiously awaiting what’s in store next. The burning question is whether they’ll have to endure a lengthy wait. Let’s delve into what we know about Severance Season 2.
When Will Severance Season 2 Premiere?
At this moment, Apple has remained tight-lipped about the official release date for Severance Season 2. Initially anticipated for a late 2023 debut, the unfortunate WGA strike is likely to throw a wrench into the original schedule. As a result, Season 2 is not expected to grace our screens until early 2024, marking a two-year gap since the release of Season 1.
Where Can I Watch Severance Season 2?
Similar to Season 1, you’ll be able to catch Severance exclusively on Apple TV+.
If you haven’t already subscribed to Apple TV+, they offer a generous 7-day free trial. The best part is, it comes at a much more budget-friendly price compared to some other streaming services, with a monthly subscription fee of just $6.99. In addition to Severance, Apple TV+ boasts a captivating lineup of original series like Ted Lasso and The Morning Show. Plus, you’ll find other exclusive gems such as Shrinking, Silo, Black Bird, Slow Horses, Mythic Quest, and Foundation. And don’t forget about their impressive collection of movies, including the Best Picture winner CODA, Finch, Ghosted, Tetris, The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Spirited, Greyhound, and Emancipation.
Is There a Trailer for Severance Season 2?
As of now, there hasn’t been a trailer released for Season 2. Given that filming for Season 2 has been paused, it may be a while before we get a glimpse of what’s in store. The news of Season 2 getting the green light was officially shared by Apple TV and Ben Stiller through a brief announcement on Instagram.
Who Is Returning For Severance Season 2?
Great news for fans of Severance! Season 2 will see the return of all the key actors from Season 1, reprising their roles. You can expect to see familiar faces like Emmy Award nominee Adam Scott, Academy and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, Emmy Award winner John Turturro, and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken back in action as Mark S, Harmony Cobel, Irving Bailiff, and Burt Goodman, respectively.
Who Are the New Cast-Members of Severance Season 2?
Get ready for some exciting new additions to the Severance cast in its second season! Alongside the returning stars, the series is welcoming a talented lineup of new actors. Among them are Academy and Emmy Award nominees like Bob Balaban (known for Gosford Park), Robby Benson (famous for Beauty and the Beast), Stefano Carannante (from Blue Bloods), Emmy Award nominee Gwendoline Christie (best known for Wednesday), John Noble (renowned for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (remembered from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga), Alia Shawkat (recognized for her role in Search Party), and Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever (known for her work in Unbelievable).
Unfortunately, we don’t have character details for these new cast members yet, so it’ll be interesting to see who they’ll be portraying in the upcoming season.
What Will Severance Season 2 Be About?
Season 2 of Severance is expected to continue shortly after the dramatic events of the Season 1 finale. However, it remains uncertain whether the series will incorporate a significant time jump in the storyline.
In the gripping Season 1 conclusion, the severed employees of Lumon Industries made startling revelations when they temporarily awoke their innies in the outside world. These revelations included the shocking discovery that Helly is the daughter of Lumon’s CEO, James Eagen, and that her severance was used to create company propaganda. Meanwhile, Mark Scout, portrayed by Adam Scott, learned that his neighbor Mrs. Selvig is, in fact, his boss Harmony Cobel, and his presumed-dead wife, Gemma, is alive and working as the wellness counselor Ms.
Apple’s official plot synopsis for Severance reads as follows:
This audacious experiment in ‘work-life balance’ is called into question as Mark finds himself at the heart of an unraveling mystery that compels him to confront the true nature of his work and, most importantly, himself.
Who Is Making Severance Season 2?
For Season 2 of Severance, the talented team behind the scenes is set to continue their creative journey. Serving as showrunners for this season are Marck Friedman, known for his work on Wayward Pines, and Dan Erickson. They will be receiving invaluable assistance from Beau Willimon, who penned the latter part of Season 2 and is gearing up to take the reins as the showrunner for Season 3. Additionally, the multi-talented Ben Stiller will be returning to the director’s chair and will also serve as an executive producer.
The impressive roster of executive producers includes Dan Erickson, Marck Friedman, Adam Scott, Nicky Weinstock, Jackie Cohn, Caroline Baron, Sam Donovan, and Patricia Arquette, who will also be taking on a producer role this time around. Richie Schwartz, representing Stiller’s production company Red Hour Films, will contribute his expertise to the project.
The talented team of writers lending their creative skills to Severance includes Mohamed el Masri, Wei-Ning Yu, and Kari Drake. With such a dedicated and accomplished group behind the scenes, fans can anticipate another gripping and thought-provoking season.
Where and When Did Severance Season 2 Film?
On October 31, 2022, an exciting announcement was made on Instagram by Ben Stiller and Apple TV – filming for Severance Season 2 had officially kicked off, sparking enthusiasm among fans.
The filming locations for Season 2 closely mirrored those of Season 1, primarily in the vibrant settings of New Jersey and New York City, lending a familiar backdrop to the unfolding drama.
However, in late April 2023, reports surfaced about potential delays plaguing the production of the second season. It was revealed that co-showrunners Dan Erickson and Mark Friedman had experienced disagreements among themselves and with another individual. Friedman, initially planning to depart before Season 2, was requested to return by Apple and Stiller after a suitable replacement couldn’t be found.
Despite these reports, both Apple’s PR representatives and Ben Stiller himself vehemently denied any tension behind the scenes. Apple stated that Season 2 of Severance was on track, with consistent budgets and harmonious collaboration among Dan, Beau, and Mark. Beau’s involvement in Season 3 naturally led to his participation in the current season as well, considering the show’s unique production structure.
Stiller, in his statement to TVLine, emphasized the unity among the cast and crew, reaffirming their commitment to delivering an exceptional show for their dedicated fans. They remained dedicated to their original timeline and cherished their working relationships, assuring that their slow but steady pace was the norm.
Unfortunately, Season 2 encountered yet another challenge, with production coming to a halt due to the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America (WGA). The strike, aimed at achieving fair compensation and residuals for writers from producers, streamers, and studios, will need to be resolved before production can resume.