Severance season 2 release date speculation, cast, plot and more news

Lumon Industries is opening back up for business, so here's everything we know about Apple TV's Severance season 2 release date, cast, plot, and more news.

Severance season 2 release date: Adam Scott as Mark

When is the Severance season 2 release date? If you had the capability to completely detach your working life from your personal life, would you? How would that look? Well, that’s exactly what Dan Erickson set out to explore with his unnerving 2022 series, Severance.

In Severance, biotech corporation Lumon Industries invented a bold new procedure that would allow their employees to split their lives into two halves: the working, and non-working self. It became the premise for the best sci-fi series of 2022, and with episodes directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle, it’s also working its way up to being one of the best TV series Apple TV Plus has ever produced.

Season 2 is on the way, but moving slowly. A war between our heroes “Innies” and “Outies” appears to be looming, but when will it happen? Here’s everything we know about the Severance season 2 release date, plot, cast, and more on the best Apple TV show around.

What is the Severance season 2 release date?

Since Severance season 2 has been impacted by the ongoing industry strikes in Hollywood, it’s looking like we won’t see it return until late 2024. 

On May 8, production on Severance season 2 shut down as staff walked out to join the picket line. Unfortunately, we think production is unlikely to begin while the 2023 Writers Strike and Actors Strike is ongoing.

It’s not all bad news, though. Director Ben Stiller has teased that there may be even more of one of the best thriller series to come after the second season as well.

“It has been a long road bringing Severance to television. I first read Dan’s pilot over five years ago,” Stiller said in a statement. “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 Plus, who have been behind it the whole way.”

Severance season 2 release date: Adam Scott, Zach Cherry, John Turturro, and Britt Lower as Mark S, Dylan, Irving, and Helly in Severence season 1

Who will be in the Severance season 2 cast?

When Apple TV Plus announced the renewal, they also revealed that the four main members of the Severance cast would return for season 2, meaning Mark (Adam Scott), Helly (Britt Lower), Dylan (Zach Cherry) and Irving (John Turturro) will be back.

Patricia Arquette has also been confirmed to reprise the role of office manager Mrs Cobel. At the same time, Tramell Tillman will return as Seth Milchick. Considering what Mark learned in the last episode as well, we can probably expect to see a little more from Dichen Lachman as Ms Casey.

In November 2022, a number of new Severance cast members were announced for season 2, including Gwendoline Christie, Bob Balaban, Robby Benson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Merritt Wever, Stefano Carannante, John Noble, and Alia Shawkat.

Here’s the Severance season 2 cast list:

  • Adam Scott as Mark Scout
  • Britt Lower as Helly Riggs
  • Zach Cherry as Dylan George
  • John Turturro as Irving Bailiff
  • Patricia Arquette as Harmony Cobel
  • Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick
  • Dichen Lachman as Ms Casey
  • Christopher Walken as Burt
  • Michael Siberry as Jame Eagan
  • Gwendoline Christie as TBC
  • Bob Balaban as TBC
  • Robby Benson as TBC
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson as TBC
  • Merritt Wever as TBC
  • Stefano Carannante as TBC
  • John Noble as TBC
  • Alia Shawkat as TBC

Severance season 2 release date: Zach Cherry, John Turturro, and Britt Lower as Dylan, Irving, and Helly in Severence season 1

What is Severance season 2 about?

We imagine we’ll see the fallout of Helly’s disastrous appearance at the party her father — Jame Eagan, the current Lumon Industries CEO — threw at the end of season 1.

Similarly, we like to think that what Irving learned about Burt will be picked up in season 2, but the whole wiping memories thing makes it difficult to predict what will happen.

At the end of season 1 of the drama series, Mark learns that his supposedly dead wife is actually very much alive. Obviously, that’s going to run through Severance’s sophomore season, even if our main characters tend to forget what’s going on in their personal lives.

We’re also desperate to find out what happened to Dylan. Things didn’t look good for the microdata refiner when we last saw him, but we do know he’ll be back in season 2.

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Is there a Severance season 2 trailer?

There’s no Severance season 2 trailer yet, but we anticipate one will arrive by early 2024. 

We’ll update this article as soon as Severance season 2 gets a teaser, so keep this bookmarked.

If you’re absolutely desperate to get back to the Lumon Industries office again, you can also check out the 12-second-long season 2 announcement video here. Or you can find out how they created the shocking season 2 cliffhanger with the cast and crew in the below video.

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Where can I watch Severance Season 2?

When it’s released, Severance season 2 will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus.

The episodes will likely be dropped weekly as that’s the streaming service‘s preferred way of releasing episodes.

If you’ve not seen the first season of Severance and have only stumbled across this article hoping to learn more about the series so you can connect with your co-workers, then we’ve got your back. You can subscribe to Apple TV Plus here and watch all nine episodes for yourself.

Severance season 2 release date: Adam Scott as Mark in Severance

How many episodes of Severance season 2 will there be?

Series creator Dan Erickson has said there will be ten episodes of Severance season 2.

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