Severance is a science fiction drama series that premiered on Apple TV+ in 2022.
Created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle, the show takes place in an alternate universe and centres around the employees of a company called Lumon Industries.
Starring Adam Scott, Zach Cherry and Britt Lower, it is a stylish and intriguing drama that really gripped fans. So of course Apple renewed it!
In fact they gave the thumbs up for Severance season 2 almost within weeks of it premiering on the streaming platform.
But more than year and a half on we're still waiting for the second season. So when can we expect to see it on Apple TV+?
Severance 2 Release Date
The good news is that we know we are getting Severance season 2. The bad news is that filming only recently returned to production after being delayed by the writer's strike in the US in 2023.
Filming began on October 3, 2022 and was scheduled to wrap on May 12, 2023. However, after a brief pause, production resumed in Newfoundland.
We heard very little from that point until director Ben Stiller took to Instagram to confirm that the Apple TV+ drama series had returned to production, on January 29th 2024.
That very long pause will inevitably have pushed back the release date for the second season.
Our best guess, based on the timings from the first season, is that we will get Severance season 2 in mid 2024.
And as always, as soon as we have an official release date for Severance season 2, we will let you know!
Severance Season 1 Recap
Before we delve into what's in store for season 2, let's take a little look at season 1.
The series follows Mark Scout, played by Adam Scott, who is struggling with grief after the loss of his wife.
Mark decides to undergo the severance procedure, which involves surgically separating an employee's work memories from their personal ones, allowing them to work more efficiently.
Hoping to separate his personal life from his professional one to alleviate his relief, he soon realises that something sinister is going on at Lumon Industries.
He teams up with his colleagues to uncover the truth but as they delve deeper, they discover that Lumon Industries has a dark secret.
The company's ultimate goal is much more nefarious than just helping its employees work better. So what exactly is going on at Lumon? And can Mark reveal the truth?
Severance Season 2 What Will happen?
In the finale of Severance season 1, episode 9, titled The We We Are, several storylines unfold.
The innies hatch a plan to learn more about their true identities and the outside world.
Dylan, Helly, and Mark sneak into a security facility to access the company's files, but they are interrupted by Mr. Milchick, who emerges as a formidable adversary.
Meanwhile, in Lumon Industries, Irving uncovers disturbing evidence that reveals the company's dark and twisted history.
As the innies' plan begins to unravel, they must confront their fears and face the truth about their pasts.
In a dramatic conclusion, the characters come together to fight against the oppressive forces of Lumon Industries and seek justice for their stolen memories.
With the episode ending on a cliffhanger we've been waiting patiently so hopefully answers are on the way in the second season.
New Characters For Season 2
Our favourite characters and cast will be returning for the second season. That includes Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Christopher Walken.
They will be joined by eight new stars including:
- Bob Balaban (The Chair, The Politician)
- Robby Benson (Beauty and The Beast)
- Stefano Carannante
- Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Wednesday)
- John Noble (Fringe, Elementary)
- Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Tourist, Trapped)
- Alia Shawkat (The Old Man)
- Merritt Wever (Godless, Unbelievable)
Honestly, nobody is more excited by these new additions than I am. the list is literally a who's who of my favourite actors so I cannot wait to see who they are incorporated into the second season.
Where Is Severance Filmed?
Severance was filmed in multiple locations between New York and New Jersey in the United States.
Specifically, the show was filmed in Nyack and Beacon in New York City, Kingston, Bell Laboratories in Holmdel Township, and other locations throughout New Jersey.
Lumon Industries Building is in Holmdel, New Jersey with the actual exterior of the Lumon building filmed at Bell Laboratories.
The Suspension bridge in Port Ewen, New York and Mark's and Mrs. Solvig's houses are real and can be found in Village Gate Way, Nyack, New York.
Where To Watch Severance
Severance is only available to watch on the Apple TV+ streaming service.
The show is not available on any other streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video.
However, users can sign up for the Apple TV+ subscription to watch Severance and other original shows and movies produced by Apple.
If you want to try it out, Apple TV+ offers a free trial period for first-time subscribers, after which users will be charged a monthly fee.
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