Principal photography on Severance season 2 recently got underway, and a whole new group of recruits have signed on to join the cast of the Apple TV+ series.
The new cast members for Severance season 2 include Gwendoline Christie (The Sandman), John Noble (Fringe), Alia Shawkat (Search Party), Bob Balaban (The Chair), Merrit Wever (Godless), Robby Benson (Beauty and the Beast), Stefano Carannante (Mirabilia), and Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The Tourist). The Emmy-winning series stars Adam Scott as Mark Scout, who leads a team at Lumon Industries “whose employees have undergone a severance procedure, which surgically divides their memories between their work and personal lives. 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 of himself.” Also returning for the second season are Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus, and Christopher Walken.
Severance is created and written by Dan Erickson, with Ben Still serving as director and executive producer. In a statement, Stiller said, “We are thrilled and delighted to be back on set for the exciting second chapter of Severance. Though we don’t know how long we’ve been gone or who we are outside, we are told people enjoy the show and we couldn’t be happier. Praise Kier!” The first season was a big success for the streaming service, scoring 14 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Lead Actor.
Our own Alex Maidy reviewed the series when it debuted earlier this year, calling it a “disturbingly dark cross between Black Mirror and Office Space.” He also said that “the series is by far one of the most original I have seen in some time and will absolutely give you chills in equal measure with some pretty bleak laughs.” You can check out the rest of Maidy’s review right here.