The Apple TV+ series “Severance” had its debut in February 2022, and it was immediately hailed as “one of the most amazing new shows of the last two years” (via RogerEbert.com). “Severance,” which is a half drama about the workplace and part science fiction thriller, draws inspiration from both the surreal realism of Franz Kafka and the harsh paranoia of Alan J. Pakula’s best films.
The story revolves around a secret biotech business known as Lumon Industries, which runs a programme called “severance.” This programme is a medical treatment that separates an employee’s home life from their professional life, thereby resulting in the creation of two new people. This groundbreaking investigation into the concept of “work-life balance” focuses in particular on the employees of the Macro data Refinement division, who spend their days (and, according to them, their whole lives) performing the menial task of filing numerical data into digital files.
Apple TV+ made the announcement that “Severance” would be renewed for a second season on Friday, April 8, just one day before the series’ first-season finale. Here is everything that we currently know about the impending second season of the critically acclaimed television show.
Who Will Star in the Second Season of Severance?
It is anticipated that the cast of the first season of “Severance” will return for the second season. This will include Lumon’s core foursome of refiners, who are played by Adam Scott as Mark, Zach Cherry as Dylan, Britt Lower as Helly, and John Turturro as Irving, barring any future announcements to the contrary. Other Lumon regulars such as Harmony Cobel (Patricia Arquette), Seth Milchick (Tramell Tillman), and Burt Goodman (Christopher Walken) are also likely to come back, as are residents of the “outie” world such as Devon (Jen Tullock) and Ricken (Christopher Walken) (Michael Chernus).
Petey, a former Lumon who turned traitor and was played by Yul Vasquez, is not expected to make an appearance in Season 2 unless it’s in the form of a flashback. Ms Casey (Dichen Lachman), also known as Gemma, will almost certainly make her way back to the show at some point in the future unless Lumon manages to “disappear” her in the wake of the shocking events that transpired at the end of Season 1 of “Severance.”
Ben Stiller has hinted that the second season of the series may include the introduction of some new characters, and he has provided a hint about who he believes may make an excellent addition to the frightening universe of the series.
According to an interview he gave to Esquire, he said, “For me, there are a lot of people like Christopher Guest; I kind of envision, ‘Wow, that would be fantastic if someday he might be a member of the programme.'” “It’s nice when you have a programme like this where it allows for folks to maybe come in for an episode or two but also fit into the universe of ‘Severance,'” said one of the show’s producers.
What is the Plot of Severance Season 2?
The storyline for “Severance” Season 2 has been a well-guarded secret from both the show’s creator, Dan Erickson, and executive producer, Ben Stiller. The events of the last episode of Season 1 leave viewers on the edge of their seats as the innies enter the world of their outie counterparts. Their numerous findings, such as the fact that Mark’s late wife is connected to him in some capacity at work, that Irving’s love interest is already married, and that Helly is a member of the Lumon family dynasty, will play a significant role in Season 2.
Erickson, who worked on the series for a total of ten years before beginning production, has already outlined how it would end, despite the fact that he is not committed to a particular length of time or number of seasons for the show. According to an interview he gave to Esquire, he said, “I have an endpoint in mind, and I purposefully didn’t plan it season by season.” “Because I wanted it to have enough leeway so that we could get there in two seasons or six seasons, I wanted it to have enough flexibility.
I would like for the show to take us in a direction that is unexpected for us.” Erickson also provided additional insights regarding the path that Season 2 will take, all the while leaving a large number of “Severance”-related concerns unresolved. He stated, “There will most certainly be some expansion of the world,” and went on to elaborate.
“Within Lumon, not only will we get a better look at the structure itself, but we’ll also get a better look at the outside world.” If there is one thing that can be said with absolute certainty, it is that “Severance” will at last deal with the office goats. Stiller was quoted as saying, “There’s no possibility the goats are there for no reason.”
Severance Season 2 Release Date: When is It Coming Out?
At the time of this writing, there was no official announcement regarding when Severance Season 2 would be made available. Due to the fact that the first season was released in February of this year, it is reasonable to anticipate that the second season will premiere somewhere in 2023 or even early 2024; nevertheless, we will update this space as soon as an official announcement is made.
There have been some hints, however. Back in April, Ben Stiller, who directs many episodes, responded to a fan’s Twitter by stating, “It took us a couple of years to make S1.” Stiller is one of the show’s executive producers. I really hope you’re able to hold on!”
Severance Season 2 Trailer
Regrettably, there is not yet a trailer available for Season 2, as of this writing. Take a look at the trailer for season 1 below.
Frequently Asked Question
Where Can I Watch Severance Season 2?
Where to get your stream on. Once it has been officially released, Severance Season 2 will be made accessible to stream on Apple TV.
How Long Are Severance Episodes?
The first season of Severance is comprised of a total of nine episodes, with a combined runtime of seven hours and nine minutes of content. The opening credits are the same for each episode of the first season, and they feature a variety of intriguing pictures that are deserving of additional attention on their own. You may watch a video of them in 4K resolution here.
What Happens at End of Severance?
While he is doing so, Mark reveals to Devon that Gemma is still alive, Helly delivers her bombshell speech, and Irving appears to be close to arriving at Burt’s house. Unfortunately, as a result of the switches being knocked, all of our characters revert to their original appearances, and the future of each and every one of our characters is completely undetermined.
Apple TV+ series “Severance” has been renewed for a second season. The show, which debuted in 2022, is half drama and part science fiction thriller. Apple TV+ announced the news on April 8, just one day before the series’ first-season finale. It is anticipated that the cast of “Severance” will return for the second season. This will include Lumon’s core foursome of refiners, played by Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, Britt Lower and John Turturro.
Ben Stiller has hinted that the show may introduce some new characters. “Severance” Season 2 will finally deal with the office goats. Dan Erickson has already outlined how the series would end. Erickson: “I wanted it to have enough leeway so that we could get there in two seasons or six seasons”. There has been no official announcement regarding when Severance Season 2 will be released.
The first season was released in February of this year. Ben Stiller said it took “a couple of years to make S1”. There is no trailer for Season 2 as of this writing.