Will Severance get a second season?

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Photo credit: Apple
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Since the first episode of Apple TV's dystopian drama Severance landed on the streamer it's been a cult hit. The Ben Stiller series has gained a reputation with viewers as *basically* one of the best series of the decade. High praise, but deserved.

Which is why we're all desperate to get our hands on as much info as possible about the next season. Here's everything we know about Severance series 2, from cast and plot info to when you can expect the show to return.

Has Severance s2 been confirmed?

The good news is that season 2 is definitely coming. Before the dramatic finale had aired the show had been confirmed for a second series.

Photo credit: Apple
Photo credit: Apple

Director Ben Stiller confirmed the news in a post on Instagram before telling Variety, "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 Kier!"

Who's been cast in Severance s2?

At this point season 1 left us on such a cliffhanger it does feel like more characters could be introduced to clear up the whole *thing*. However, along with confirmation that season 2 is actually happening we also got the great news that the four core characters, Mark (Adam Scott), Helly (Britt Lower), Irving (John Turtorro) and Dylan (Zach Cherry), will be returning in season 2.

Alongside them office manager Mrs Cobel (Patricia Arquette) and Milchek (Tramell Tillman) will also be retuning.

What's going to happen in Severance s2?

I mean, the whole thing is such a wild ride, it's hard to know. However, what we can do is think about where we left off, and that might give us some clues.

Series 1 ends with Mark, Irving and Helly finally managing to get their innies into the outside world, where all three of them learn some shocking truths. Helly discovers her Eagen heritage, Irving finds out that the Lumon employee he's in love with is married and Mark finds out the wife he thought was dead is actually his coworker. These events (and a load more drama) had us picking our jaws off the floor at the end of season 1.

So, what's going to happen in season 2? Well, according to Stiller we were right when we said that was a bit of a thing to unpick.

"Obviously, that’s a huge question and something that really is important to be dealt with because their whole perception of the world has been altered by having this glimpse," he told Esquire in a recent interview. "That’s going to be a lot of what the second season has to deal with—a big part of the engine of the second season’s beginning."

He added that we'll also likely continue to explore the budding relationship between Mark and Helly, but with the added complications that came with that season 1 finale.

"With Innie Mark, we’re starting to root for him and Helly, but now we also want to root for Outie Mark to find his wife," he explained. "That’s an interesting juxtaposition and conflict we’ll explore in the second season."

When can we expect Severance s2 to be released?

At the moment we don't have a release date, and since we've only got one previous season we also don't have a precedent to predict from. However, given how big of a success the show has been and how quickly season 2 was confirmed we can't imagine they're going to want to hang about for long.



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