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After two long years, ‘Severance’ has announced season 2 (and dropped a trailer)

We only just finished 'The Bear' and now the other best show on TV 'Severance' has announced season 2 (after two years)

We truly are in the golden age of television right now. As someone who (regrettably) only just finished the last few episodes of The Bear's third season last night, it was perhaps well timed to wake up this morning to the news that my other favourite TV show – the AppleTV+ thriller Severance – would be finally (FINALLY) making its season 2 return after TWO. LONG. YEARS.

If you were as big a fan of the first seasons as I was, then you'll know we were left on a pretty intense cliff-hanger at the end of season one – so I for one am glad that AppleTV+ and director/producer Ben Stiller are finally putting us out of our misery.

Stiller announced back in January that production for season 2 had resumed, posting an Instagram photo of lead actor Adam Scott running down a LUMEN hallway with the caption: “Back to work.” But today we get our second glimpse at the season (and our first at some new characters) via a teaser trailer. For everything we know so far about casting, plot and release dates, read on...


Watch the teaser trailer for season 2


What is the plot for season 2?

While the teaser trailer doesn't give away much in plot points – it does show our favourite co-workers heading back down to the LUMEN offices and a message of warning from Gwendoline Christie's new character about returning. We obviously were left on a fairly big cliffhanger at the end of season one, and in the hopes of not spoiling things, we're simply hoping to have some of those questions answered.


Who is in the cast?

It looks like the full ensemble cast will be returning for season 2 – including Adam Scott (Mark), Britt Lower (Helly), Patricia Arquette (Harmony) and John Turturro (Irving). We'll also see the rest of the main cast return, including Zach Cherry, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Jen Tullock, Dichen Lachman, Michael Chernus, John Turturro and Christopher Walken.

Excitingly though, there are also a swathe of new characters joining the S2 lineup – including Search Party star Alia Shawkat, and Game of Thrones alumni and Margiela muse Gwendoline Christie, alongside Merritt Wever, Bob Balaban, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannate, John Noble and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson.


When will it be released?

The first episode of season 2 of Severance will premiere on AppleTV+ on Friday 17 January 2025. Each of the subsequent nine episodes will drop weekly on Fridays after that.


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