Praise Keir! Severance has been renewed for season 2 by Apple TV+ — just a couple of days before the claustrophobic office-drama-with-a-difference airs its first season finale on Friday, April 8.
The show centers on Mark Scout (Adam Scott), a recently widowed man who leads a team at Lumon Industries, a cruel and unfathomable organization whose employees regard with an almost religious zeal.
Almost everyone who works for Lumen has undergone a voluntary “severance procedure” which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. So while Mark and his colleagues remember their often disturbing day to day while in the Lumen offices, their “outies” (or after work personas) have no idea what Lumen’s ideologies are, or even what “important work” they do there.
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 himself.
This Friday’s highly anticipated finale episode, titled “The We We Are,” will see the team discover troubling revelations after their “innies” discovered a way to tap into their outer lives, after work.
The Apple TV+ thriller is from creator and writer Dan Erickson, and director and executive producer Ben Stiller.
“It’s really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show — and the level of fan engagement,” said Stiller. “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!”
“Thanks to creator Dan Erickson, the brilliant Ben Stiller, and an incomparable cast and crew, Severance has imagined an existence that‘s equal parts riveting and enthralling as viewers around the globe can’t get enough of these rich characters,” said Matt Cherniss, head of programming for Apple TV+. “We’re excited to go deeper into this wholly unique world and unpack more layers of Lumon in season two.”
Severance reunites Emmy and DGA Award winner Stiller with Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, who stars alongside Scott, Emmy Award winner John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Academy Award winner Christopher Walken.
The series is written and created by Erickson. Mark Friedman, Chris Black, John Cameron and Andrew Colville are executive producers alongside Erickson. Stiller, Nicky Weinstock and Jackie Cohn executive produce through Red Hour Productions, and both Arquette and Scott serve as producers. Endeavor Content serves as the studio.