It looks like more music dance experiences, egg bars and waffle parties are in our future. Apple TV+ has renewed Severance, the Ben Stiller-produced workplace thriller, for a second season, two days before the Season 1 finale on Friday, April 8.
“It’s really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show—and the level of fan engagement,” said Stiller in a statement. “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 2.”
In Severance, Mark Scout (Adam Scott) oversees a team at Lumon Industries whose workers have undergone a severance procedure that surgically separates their professional and personal memories. Mark finds himself at the heart of an unraveling mystery that will push him to confront the actual nature of his profession… and of himself, putting his bold experiment in “work-life balance” into doubt.
The penultimate episode saw Mark and his team attempting to enact the overtime contingency to give their “innies” the chance to see the outside world. Realizing this could result in their “death,” Mark and Helly R. (Britt Lower) kissed, but that will only make things more complicated when Mark’s “outie” learns his supposedly deceased wife Gemma (Dichen Lachman) is still alive.
This Friday’s finale, titled “The We We Are,” will see the team discover troubling revelations.