– No release date announced yet
– Filming begins in October 2022; should end in May 2023
– The main cast must return
– Likely storyline to pick up shortly after season 1 finale
– No word on whether a third season will be greenlit
Severance Season 2 is set to continue the Lumon Industries story on Apple TV Plus soon. The next entry in the sci-fi thriller series will unravel more existential mysteries at play and the controversial medical procedure that leaves employees unable to remember their life outside the office walls. Unsurprisingly, given how good the first season was, we can’t wait to see what’s to come in its second year.
Season 2 is set to continue from one of the best season 1 cliffhangers in recent memory. Severance is a series that masterfully unites complex and conflicting characters in dark office satire. It’s a series that has grown in scope and ambition with each creepy episode – like the endless hallways of Lumon’s office, always longer, darker, and more unnerving than you’d expect.
Separation is possibly the best apple tv show so far (although your feelings about it may depend on whether Ted Lasso already has your heart). He is able to wrest laughter from painfully corporate banalities while driving them to their most terrifying conclusions as we see dehumanized and psychologically tortured workers offered at the altar of CEO adoration.
But there’s still a lot we don’t know – including exactly when Severance’s second season will arrive. Given that Season 2 was greenlit in April 2022, and with filming already underway, we’re sure to hear more information soon. Here’s everything we know about Severance’s second season so far.
Severance season 2 release date
The release date for Severance Season 2 has not yet been finalized, but we can estimate an approximate release window. Filming began in October 2022 and is currently scheduled to finish in May 2023.
Every time you find yourself here, it’s because you chose to come back.#Severance Filming for Season 2 has begun. pic.twitter.com/4AgEFHEgV9October 31, 2022
It took about a year for the first season to complete production and launch on Apple TV Plus. Given that principal photography still has six months to go, and the fact that the show needs a long post-production phase, it’s likely that we’ll wait until late 2023 to see the next installment. Here’s hoping that’s the case.
Severance season 2 cast
Here’s the full cast of Severance season 2 so far:
- Adam Scott as Mark Scout
- Zach Cherry as Dylan George
- Britt Lower as Helena “Helly” Riggs
- John Tuturro as Irving’s bailiff
- Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel
- Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick
- Christopher Walken as Burt Goodman
- Dichen Lachman as Mrs. Casey
- Jen Tullock as Devon Hale
- Michael Chernus as Ricken Hale
There were a lot of recurring and guest characters in Severance’s first season, so we might see some of those individuals return for the next release. However, Apple has yet to confirm which one of them might be back or if new actors have been hired to play new characters.
There will be eight new faces, however, among the Season 2 cast. Per The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) (THR), this octet of big stars joined Severance’s roster in undisclosed roles:
- Gwendoline Christie (The Sandman, Game of Thrones)
- Bob Balaban (The French Dispatch)
- Robby Benson (Beauty and the Beast)
- Stefano Carnanante (Miribilia)
- John Noble (Fringe)
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Tourist)
- Alia Shawkat (Search Party, The Old Man)
- Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie)
Talking to THR (opens in new tab) for a post-mortem play from the season one finale, director-producer Ben Stiller previously suggested he had a lot of actors in mind for potential season two roles, saying, “For me, there are many, people like Christopher Guest, I kind of I’m like, ‘Wow, that would be awesome if he could ever be a part of the show.’
Creator Dan Erickson wants the Severance cast to be complete celebrity, joking with THR that “If Barack Obama is [there at the 2022 Emmys], I’ll see if he wants a role in this show. I think he would be really good, bring a little seriousness.”
Separation season 2 storyline
Major spoilers for Severance season 1 follow.
So what’s going on in Severance? The series is set in Lumon Industries, a shadowy corporate organization that has discovered a way to split a person’s psyche in two: an ‘innie’ who works at Lumon’s facility and an ‘outie’ who never has to work a day from her house. . life.
The downside, of course, is that the ‘innie’ who does all the work experiences an endless nine-to-five cycle where he never leaves the office and is doomed to complete dull, pointless tasks over and over again for eternity. And it doesn’t take long for some employees to disagree with such a soul-destroying Kafkaesque experiment.
Mark Scout initially teams up with Lumon to escape the crippling pain of losing his wife in a car accident, allowing himself to disassociate himself from his ‘outer’ psyche for most of the week. But he grows more curious about the workings of the company after his friend and manager Petey stops showing up for work unexpectedly, while a new recruit seems determined to escape the office. Suggestion of a lot of manipulation by his employer, unexplained goats and a surprisingly violent nightclub.
The first season ended on a huge cliffhanger, with four of these rebellious ‘innies’ successfully activating their work psyches ‘remotely’, launching themselves into the lives of their ‘outies’ and spreading the word of their cruel working conditions and ruining their lives. Lumon’s reputation. just before a key vote on whether to extend the termination procedure more broadly.
We hope to pick up where the first season ended, when this remote activation was interrupted by the employee supervisor. This leaves Irving knocking on his girlfriend’s office door, Dylan caught red-handed in Lumon’s control room, “Helly” on stage at a Lumon gala after leaving company rehearsals, and Mark at his sister’s house after release his wife was still alive and working as an employee of Lumon. There’s a lot going on at once, and all of these people’s ‘outies’ will suddenly find themselves back in the room after an hour of their innies taking over.
We expect season two to focus more on the world outside of Lumon Industries, with Helly’s gala outburst and Mark’s findings leaking some company secrets to the public. But it wouldn’t be Severance without, well, indemnity, and we’re sure to see the cast switch back and forth between their ‘innies’ and ‘outies’ at times, especially if it’s to investigate the labyrinthine corridors of Lumon’s office, which certainly hold many secrets that still remain. we didn’t find out.
Talking to Variety (opens in new tab) on what fans can expect from the next season, Stiller teased, “I think the biggest thing is how to keep all of those things in terms of the feel of the show, while at the same time expanding the world since the end of last season. We brought in Mark, Irving and Helly to the surface, and I think those are stories that people are going to be interested in. So let’s find that balance.”
During a panel at Comic-Con 2022 (for Time Magazine (opens in new tab)), Erickson added, “I’m excited, going into season two, building the world a little bit more and being able to see, with this little tweak to reality, what the different ramifications would be. was much more grounded.”
Oh, and hope there’s some sort of revelation about That goats in season 1. Asked if there was any meaning to his Comic-Con appearance, Erickson simply replied, “Yes.”
Separation season 2 trailer
There’s no official trailer for Severance season 2 yet, but we did get a brief teaser during Apple’s iPhone 14 event in September 2022.
The footage only shows Helly getting off a subway train, on her way home or to her office in Lumon, so it doesn’t reveal anything about the show’s second season. Still, it’s a fun Easter egg-style clip and shows just how much Apple is leaning on another of its flagship shows (like Ted Lasso before it) to attract subscribers to its streaming service.
As soon as an official trailer is released, we will update this section.
Will there be more seasons of Severance?
Will there be more entries after Severance season 2? It seems likely. Severance is one of the best TV shows to hit Apple’s streaming platform since its launch in 2019, and the company won’t want to sleep with a certified hit. It has a certified “fresh” rating of 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, has won multiple awards and is sure to be a big winner on the 2023 awards circuit as well.
Ted Lasso, Apple’s other highly successful original series, is gearing up for a third season, and we’re hoping Severance will receive similar treatment. Really, it all depends on how Severance’s second season goes, but the quality of the narrative so far bodes well for later seasons, and the many unexplained mysteries of Lumon Industries should offer enough for a few dozen episodes before all. end. Just don’t expect Severance season 3 to 2025 to arrive anytime soon.
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