Apple TV + today announced that principal photography is officially underway on Season 2 of its Emmy Award-winning and world-celebrated workplace thriller, “Severance,” from creator and screenwriter Dan Erickson and director and executive producer Ben Stiller, and produced by Fifth Season.
“We are thrilled and delighted to be back on set for the exciting second installment of ‘Severance,'” said “Severance” director and executive producer Ben Stiller. “While we don’t know how long we’ve been away or who we’re out, we’re told that people are enjoying the show and we couldn’t be happier. Praise Kier! “
The highly anticipated second season will bring together its cast of stars including Emmy Award nominee Adam Scott, Academy and Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette, Emmy Award winner John Turturro, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, Dichen Lachman, Jen Tullock, Tramell Tillman, Michael Chernus and Oscar winner Christopher Walken. Season 2 will also expand its cast with eight new stars:
• Oscar and Emmy Award nominee Bob Balaban (“The Chair”, “The Politician”, “The French Dispatch”, “Isle of Dogs”)
• Robby Benson (“Beauty and the Beast”, “One on One”)
• Stefano Carannante (“Mirabilia”)
• Emmy Award nominee Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”, “The Sandman”, “Wednesday”)
• John Noble (film “Fringe”, “Elementary”, “The Lord of the Rings”)
• Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“The tourist”, “Trapped”, “The missing person”)
• Alia Shawkat (“Search Party”, “Being the Ricardos”, “The Old Man”)
• Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever (“Godless”, “Unbelievable”, “Nurse Jackie”)
Since the premiere of the first season of “Severance” earlier this year, the series has continued to receive widespread acclaim, as well as sparking global conversation. The freshman season garnered 14 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and won awards for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series and Outstanding Main Title Design.
In “Severance,” Mark Scout (Adam Scott) leads a team at Lumon Industries, whose employees have undergone a layoff procedure, which surgically divides their memories between work and personal life. This daring experiment of “work-life balance” is called into question when Mark finds himself at the center of an unfolding mystery that will force him to confront the true nature of his work… and of himself.
“Severance” is written and created by Dan Erickson. Ben Stiller directs and serves as executive producer alongside Erickson, Nicky Weinstock, Jackie Cohn, Mark Friedman and Adam Scott. Richie Schwartz is the executive producer of Red Hour Films. In addition to acting, Patricia Arquette is the producer of the second season. The fifth season is the studio.
The full first season of “Severance” is now streaming on Apple TV +.
MacDailyNews takes: If you haven’t seen “Severance” yet, do it. It is one of the most beautiful and inspiring series ever made.
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