Fans of the hit Apple TV+ series Severance can rejoice that production on season 2 started this week. More of what Stephen Colbert called a “dystopian workplace sci-fi mystery black comedy psychological thriller” is on the way.
Upcoming episodes of the Emmy-winning – and very creepy – series will feature the original stars as well as eight new ones.
Severance season 2 now in production
“We are thrilled and delighted to be back on set for the exciting second chapter of Severance,” said director and executive producer Ben Stiller. “Though we don’t know how long we’ve been gone or who we are outside, we are told people enjoy the show and we couldn’t be happier. Praise Kier!”
The show centers on a small group of workers at the harrowingly evil firm Lumon Industries. The employees agreed to a severance procedure that surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives… before they found out what type of company they’d be working for.
The series is popular with viewers and critics alike, consistently staying in Reelgood’s Top 10 rankings — at one point hitting the No. 1 spot. It earned 14 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Cult of Mac reviewer Scout Tafoya wrote: “The unconventional show takes pointed satirical swipes at modern workplace culture, but ultimately offers a deeper look at the meaning of life.” (You can read his entire review of the first episodes here: “Severance thrills with a sci-fi descent into workplace hell.”)
Expanding the cast of hit Apple TV+ show
Severance season 2 will reunite the original cast, including Emmy-nominee Adam Scott, Oscar- and Emmy-winner Patricia Arquette, Emmy-winner John Turturro, and Oscar-winner Christopher Walken.
Plus, the cast is expanding with eight additions, including Oscar- and Emmy-nominee Bob Balaban (The Chair, The Politician, The French Dispatch, Isle of Dogs), Robby Benson (Beauty and The Beast, One on One), Emmy-nominee Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, The Sandman), John Noble (Fringe, Elementary) and Emmy-winner Merritt Wever (Godless, Unbelievable, Nurse Jackie). Also joining are Stefano Carannante, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson and Alia Shawkat.
The creator and writer of the ongoing series is Dan Erickson.
The complete first season of is now streaming on Apple TV+. Watching comes with a $4.99-per-month subscription to Apple’s streaming video service. It is not known when Severance season 2 will premiere.