I’ve been banging on about Severance all year (check out my S1 spoiler-free review) and while that might only be a quartet of months, I have loved seeing everyone discovering it and sharing the word, it’s a really special show. Today, with great joy and a whole lot of defiant jazz, I’m happy to announce that Apple TV+ are renewing Severance for Season Two, it had to happen… and it is!
This unique, and critically acclaimed, workplace thriller from creator and writer Dan Erickson and director and executive producer Ben Stiller, and the latter had this to say:
“It’s really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show — and the level of fan engagement. It has been a long road bringing Severance to television. I first read Dan’s pilot over five years ago. It has always been a multi-season story, and I’m really happy we get to continue it. I’m grateful to our partners at Apple TV+ who have been behind it the whole way. Praise Keir!”
In Severance, Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. This daring experiment in ‘work-life balance’ is called into question as Mark finds himself at the center of an unraveling mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself…. this Friday’s highly anticipated finale episode, titled “The We We Are,” will see the team discover troubling revelations, and you’ll love it, I promise!
The series also stars Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and the iconic Christopher Walken.
The series is written and created by Erickson. Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and both Arquette and Scott serve as producers.