Is Severance finally returning for another season? Here’s everything you need to know about Severance Season 2.
Severance is an American science fiction psychological thriller series directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle and produced by Dan Erickson. The story follows Mark, a Lumon Industries employee who accepts a “severance” program that separates his non-work memories from his work recollections. When the series premiered earlier this year in February on Apple TV+. It was praised by reviewers and audiences alike for its cinematography, production design, musical score, plot, and performances. The series has a lot of potential so demand for another season is not a surprise.
If you’ve been wondering whether Severance would be renewed or canceled for any more seasons when we have some exciting news for you. We’ve put together a quick rundown of everything you need to know about the official release date, narrative, and cast, so you can get excited about the next installment and be prepared before the series airs on Apple TV+. Here’s all we know about Severance Season 2 so far.
Is Severance renewed for Season 2?
Yes, it’s official that Apple TV+ has renewed Severance for a second season. The renewal was confirmed by the network and the official announcement was shared on their official Instagram handle with a video post, quoting, “#Severance has been renewed for Season 2. This news is comprehensive and irreversible.” Take a look at the post below:
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Severance Season 2 Release Date
The series renewal was officially announced by Apple Tv+ on April 6, 2022. Moreover, Severance Season 1 recently aired its finale episode, The We We Are, which was released on April 8, 2022. So, asking for an official release date for Severance Season 2 seems a little early. Furthermore, since the announcement, there has been no official confirmation of the series’ production status, whether it has begun or not, making it even more difficult to determine the exact release date for the upcoming season.
But if we have to guess, looking at the pattern of the first season, the second season will most likely premiere sometime around early 2023. Many fans are predicting the range of months which may differ from February to March considering the premiere dates for season one was around this time frame. Moreover, we would like to highlight that at this point in time this is just speculation so the viewers need to wait for some time for the network to officially confirm these details.
On the other hand, the series’ renewal before the premiere of the finale episode is a good indication, signaling that the following season’s development was already in the works ahead of time, and viewers may not have to wait long because the series’ production appears to be pre-planned in a scheduled manner.
We would highlight that the critical reception of the series has been outstanding for all the episodes of season one which makes it even likely that the series was greenlit way before to continue the storyline which the viewers have enjoyed so far.
Take a look at some fan’s reactions to the renewal
Severance is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. No bullshit. However long we have to wait for season 2 is too long.
— VALIENT HIMSELF (@ValientThorr) May 24, 2022
— K. E. (@Ms_K_Low) May 20, 2022
Oh my god. We just watched Severance. I can’t remember the last time I was that tense about something fictional. I NEED SEASON 2 NOW.
— Spillygal (@borken_cookie) May 18, 2022
Severance Season 2 Expected Plot
All the 9 episodes of the first season of Severance were released by Apple tv+ by the end of April 2022. The final episode title was revealed as The We We Are, which was directed by Ben Stiller and written by Dan Erickson. The official synopsis of the episode indicates that “The team at Lumon Industries make strange discoveries during their investigation, with clues that lead to strange discoveries about some disturbing revelations.”
As a result, the series is likely to continue from where the first season’s finale episode left off, revealing where the series is headed in terms of characters and plots for the second season. All of the previous episodes have set the stage for the upcoming season, which will see the story develop and expand in ways that will entice viewers to watch the show. Let’s take a look back at what happened in the last episode and how the tale is expected to continue from there.
In the final episode, the viewers got to see that, Mark’s innie wakes up in Devon’s house and sees Cobel comforting him. He makes an excuse and deduces Devon is his sister. Mark compliments Ricken on how his book improved his life during a pause in the book reading. Cobel is skeptical of Mark’s behavior and pursues him for additional details about his intentions; he incorrectly addresses her as “Ms. Cobel,” alerting her to the overtime contingency. Mark manages to discreetly inform Devon that he is in innie form and encourages her to go to the public with the Lumon truth. Devon informs Mark of Gemma’s death and discovers that Mark’s supervisor is “Mrs. Selvig.”
Cobel puts down the book and dials Milchick’s number to have him check the security office. Irving awakens in his apartment, discovering his outie’s paintings and military background, as well as a map and employment directory in the closet, which he uses to track down Burt. Helly awakens at a Lumon gala.
Where she discovers that her real identity is Helena Eagan, the daughter of current CEO Jame Eagan, who underwent severance as a publicity ploy to increase public acceptance of the procedure. She encounters Gabby and Angelo at the event, who confirm Gabby’s isolation at the birthing retreat to prevent childbirth. Cobel rushes to the gala and tries to prevent Helly from giving his planned speech.
Milchick enters the security office and slashes his way past the makeshift barricades Dylan has erected on the door. Helly rejects Cobel’s warnings and tries to give a statement about the innies’ enslavement and torment before being assaulted by Natalie. When Irving gets to Burt’s residence, he realizes he is already married, prompting him to pound on the front door in despair. Mark finds a wedding photo of himself and Gemma, but he can only say “She’s alive!” before Milchick tackles Dylan, deactivating the overtime contingency and reverting the three to their outie state.
Severance Season 2 Cast
The main cast members of the series include the following:
- Adam Scott as Mark Scout
- Zach Cherry as Dylan George
- Britt Lower as Helly Riggs
- Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick
- Jen Tullock as Devon Hale
- Dichen Lachman as Ms. Casey
- Michael Chernus as Ricken Hale
- John Turturro as Irving Bailiff
- Christopher Walken as Burt Goodman
- Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel
We should mention that the second season may feature some new cast members as well as the departure of some characters, which will be announced once filming begins and is officially confirmed. Meanwhile, the original cast is expected to return for the next season, as the network has yet to disclose any new casting news as of May 25, 2022. As a result, numerous important cast members are expected to return to reprise their roles.
Severance Season 2 Episodes
Although the exact number of episodes for Severance Season 2 has yet to be published, we cannot predict the total number of episodes for the future season because the first season had only 9 episodes with a runtime of 40 to 57 minutes. As a result, the exact amount for the future season cannot be predicted as they may vary in the number of episodes which is ultimately dependent on the plot that the show intends to convey to the audience, which has been turned into a screenplay to look for and see the unexplored dynamics.
In the meantime, refresh your recollection of some major plotlines by binge-watching Season 1. Here is a simple episode guide that will assist you in understanding the sequence and watching the episodes to learn the plot.
- S1E1: Good News About Hell – February 18, 2022
- S1E2: Half Loop – February 18, 2022
- S1E3: In Perpetuity – February 25, 2022
- S1E4: The You You Are – March 4, 2022
- S1E5: The Grim Barbarity of Optics and Design – March 11, 2022
- S1E6: Hide and Seek – March 18, 2022
- S1E7: Defiant Jazz – March 25, 2022
- S1E8: What’s for Dinner? – April 1, 2022
- S1E9: The We We Are – April 8, 2022
Many shows strive to keep a consistent episode count over seasons in order to retain the story’s stability. As a result, we ask fans to be patient as we finish post-production and confirm the titles of each episode of the upcoming season.
Where can you stream Severance?
Severance season one is available to stream exclusively on Apple TV+ with a selection of membership tiers from which viewers can pick according to their preference.
— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) May 17, 2022
Severance Overall Reception
Severance was met with critical acclaim upon its release. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 98% of 89 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 8.5/10. The website’s consensus reads, “Audacious, mysterious, and bringing fresh insight into the perils of corporate drudgery, Severance is the complete package.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 83 out of 100 based on 31 critics, indicating “universal acclaim”. According to IMDb, the series has an overall score of 8.7 out of 10 with 56k votes.
Severance Official Synopsis
The overall synopsis of the series as stated on the official Apple Tv+ indicates, “Mark leads a team of office workers whose memories have been surgically divided between their work and personal lives. When a mysterious colleague appears outside of work, it begins a journey to discover the truth about their jobs.”
Severance Official Trailer
Catch up on the previous season while you wait for more Severance Season 2 updates.