We've accepted that it's going to be a while before we get to see Severance Season 2, with production on the Apple TV+ series paused as the fight for workers' rights in the real world bleeds into the story of Lumon's employees. In the meantime, we'll be over here rewatching Season 1 for clues and theorizing about the characters new cast members Gwendoline Christie, John Noble, and Merritt Wever will play when the series does eventually return.
Read on to learn everything we currently know about Severance Season 2.
On May 8, it was announced that Severance halted production on Season 2 in the early days of the ongoing writers strike.
There's no word on when we'll get to see new episodes, especially now that filming has halted on Season 2. Stiller even told us to prepare for a long hiatus in April 2022, recommending that we all collectively choose patience after being asked by a fan on Twitter how long the wait would be. "Hope you can hang in!" he wrote.
Patricia Arquette gave similar advice in January 2023, telling Entertainment Tonight, "You'll get it when you get it. And you won't get upset."
We have no idea yet! Creator Dan Erickson didn't reveal much at the Severance Comic-Con panel in 2022, saying only that Season 2 would focus on "building out the world a little bit more, and with this tweak to reality, what the ramifications would be." And when asked whether the show will explain what the deal is with the goats, Erickson simply replied, "Yeah." Great!
Apple TV+ has confirmed that all the severed and un-severed Lumon employees from the first season, including Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette, John Turturro, Christopher Walken, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Zach Cherry, and Dichen Lachman, will return for Season 2.
Apple TV+ also revealed that eight new cast members will join the ensemble, appearing in undisclosed roles: Gwendoline Christie, Bob Balaban, Merritt Wever, Alia Shawkat, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, John Noble, Robby Benson, and Stefano Carannante.
Severance Season 1 is now streaming on Apple TV+.