During Severance season 2, the Innies became the Outies, which should radically upend the existing quo once again. Adam Scott stars in the psychological thriller series, which has been renewed by Apple TV Plus for a second season of sci-fi horror/mystery lunacy.
Severance is the creation of Dan Erickson, who also wrote the script, and Ben Stiller, who directed and executive produced the film. Severance is a medical technique that was invented by Lumon Industries, a biotech corporation that follows numerous employees of Lumon Industries and their experiences with it.
Employees who undergo the procedure have their work memories severed from their non-work memories, resulting in the creation of a “Innie” version of themselves who only exists in the workplace.
Their personal lives are carried out by the “Outie” equivalents, who have no remembrance of their previous professions. It's the ultimate, most terrifying manifestation of the concept of work-life balance.
Mark (Scott) is in charge of the Macrodata Refinement division, which was recently closed. Helly (Zach Cherry) joins him and his colleagues Dylan (Zach Cherry) and Irving (John Turturro) in welcoming a new team member. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that leads Mark and the others to investigate the various mysteries that surround Lumon.
When the Outies figure out a means for their Innies to take over their Outie selves, they uncover terrible truths about their own identities, the season comes to a dramatic climax. But what will the Innies do next now that their jailbreak has come to an end?
What Will be the Focus of Season 2 of Severance?
Season 1 of Severance ended on a cliffhanger, with Mark, Helly, and Irv's Innies on the outside all having shocking revelations just before Mr. Milchick tackled Dylan and sent them back inside. It would be cruel for Season 2 to do anything other than pick up the story exactly where we left off, and that is exactly what will happen.
Severance is doing an excellent job of world-building, as we're seeing more and more of this version of the world that is essentially ours, but with somewhat different technology, procedures, and big political debates/issues.
Severance is also doing an excellent job of character development. The topic of Severance isn't something we have to deal with in our environment, but we do talk about a lot of things in the same way.
The Cast of Severance Season 2
With the announcement of the renewal came confirmation that the core four cast members would be returning for another season. These actors are Adam Scott (who plays Mark), Britt Lower (who plays Holly), Zach Cherry (who plays Dylan), and John Turturro (who plays John) (Irving).
Patricia Arquette, who portrays the cold-blooded office boss Mrs Cobel, and Tramell Tillman, who portrays Mrs Cobel's sidekick/enforcer Milchek, are both back — and they're ready to make things right.
Because it was shown that she was significantly more intertwined with Mark's life than we had previously realised, Dichen Lachman, who appeared as the weirdly aloof and monotone office therapist Ms Casey, would most likely play a more central role in the tale moving forward in the series.
The show will also feature Christopher Walken, who will reprise his role as Irving's sweet-natured love interest, Burt, which could come in handy depending on how much Burt found that we didn't see in the season premiere.
Of course, because Lumon is a convoluted world of never-ending corridors and siloed offices, there is always the possibility that we will be introduced to further newcomers as well.
Detailed Explanation of Severance Season 2 Plot and Season 1 Conclusion
Let's take a look back at the season 1 finale of Severance before we get into season 2 predictions and ideas.
During the Overtime Contingency process, Dylan completes his task, which results in all of Mark, Helly, and Irving's Innies regaining consciousness in their Outie bodies. Each is scrambling to figure out what is going on in their lives.
In this episode, Mark finds himself face to face with his employer Harmony Cobel, Irving is painting the dark passage, and Helly is attending the Lumon gala because she is truly Helena Eagan.
In Mark's account, he rapidly distances himself from Cobel and discovers that Devon is his younger sister. Cobel is accidently informed that Ricken is an Innie when he does a reading from his book in front of him.
While he is talking with Devon about severance, Cobel dashes off to the Lumon office to do his work. Dylan is being pursued by Milchick, who she has summoned to halt him while she plans to reach Helly.
The Release Date for Severance Season 2 has been Speculated
Apple TV Plus has not yet announced a release date for Severance season 2.
Season 2 of The Walking Dead was renewed by the streaming service on April 6, only two days before the season 1 finale.
The head of Apple TV Plus programming, Matt Cherniss, stated in a statement: “Severance has imagined an existence that is equal parts riveting and enthralling, thanks to the efforts of creator Dan Erickson, the brilliant Ben Stiller, and an incomparable cast and crew. As a result, viewers around the world can't get enough of these rich characters.
In season 2, we're looking forward to delving even deeper into this completely unique world and peeling back even more layers of Lumon.”
When it comes to a probable Severance season 2 release date, Ben Stiller told Rolling Stone(opens in new tab) that “the aim is that we would be able to get into production by the end of the year.” In response to a question regarding whether the show might return in 2023, he responded, “Possibly, possibly, yeah.”
Season 1 was filmed over a period of around six months, with the premiere taking place eight months later. Our expectation is that Severance season 2 will premiere in late 2023 if the first season follows a similar trajectory.