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

Lumon Industries will soon be back for business in the Apple TV Plus series. Here's what we know about the Severance season 2 release date.

Severance season 2 release date: Adam Scott as Mark

When is the Severance season 2 release date? Dan Erickson’s sci-fi series explored what would happen if we were able to detach from our working selves. As a result, he ended up creating one of the most thrilling small screen conspiracies of the past few years.

Severance became one of the most talked-about sci-fi series of 2022, and with episodes directed by Ben Stiller, 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, and a war between our heroes “Innies” and “Outies” appears to be looming, so here’s what we know.

What is the Severance season 2 release date?

We won’t be seeing Severance season 2 until late 2024 most likely.

Filming for season 2 began in October 2022, but was delayed on May 8, 2023, when production on Severance season 2 shut down as staff walked out to join the picket line for the 2023 Writers Strike. As of November 2023, both the Writers Strike and Actors Strike have come to an end, meaning production should resume very soon.

Essentially, production is already in full swing, so assuming things can be picked back up again by early 2024, there’s no reason to believe we shouldn’t be able to see the next stages of the best thriller series around by the end of next year. Here’s hoping, anyway.

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?

The four main members of the Severance cast will return for season 2, meaning Mark (Adam Scott), Helly (Britt Lower), Dylan (Zach Cherry), and Irving (John Turturro) are all coming back.

Patricia Arquette has also been confirmed to reprise the role of office manager Mrs Cobel in the Severance cast. 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 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 think 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 will likely be the main focus of season 2.

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, 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. 

As we said, it’s looking increasingly like we could get a late 2024 release date, so we imagine Apple would want to drop a trailer or first look at the end of the summer. 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?

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

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?

There will be ten episodes of Severance season 2.

The previous season had nine, so we can only imagine that this means they have more of the story to tell. Honestly, this raises more questions than it answers. Does that mean there’s more drama on the line for the Lumon Industries employees? We’ll just have to wait and see!

Severance season 2 release date: The cast of Severance

Will there be a Severance season 3?

Season 3 is very likely, since director Ben Stiller has teased that that there will be multiple seasons of Severance to come.

“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.”

Really, it all depends on how season 2 ends. Given how the first season left us on an incredible cliffhanger, it’s very likely they’ll want to tease us for more, should a third season be greenlit. Basically, however they choose to end the second season should be a massive hint for the future of the show.

Severance season 2 release date: Britt Lower as Helly Riggs

Severance fan theories and rumors

Given the mystery surrounding the Severance plot, it’s no surprise that there are plenty of fan theories floating around regarding Lumon’s secrets and the fates of certain characters.

For example, the season 1 cliffhanger involved Mark finding out that his wife was actually Lumon employee Ms Casey. Many fans thought this might mean that Gemma is actually alive, but Reddit user New_Measurement_7946 suggests that it actually hints at a far darker Lumon backstory.

“I think Gemma DID die,” they wrote on the Severance subreddit. “I’m going to guess she was one of Lumon’s trial runs and that they took her body from the morgue, did the severance procedure on her to bring her back to life, and now use her as a test subject (which is why she gets sent back to the “testing floor”).”

We definitely expect Mark’s revelation about Ms. Casey to form a huge part of his journey throughout season 2, so it could be that Lumon’s use of Gemma’s body would likely end up being his motivating force to take them down once and for all.

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