Apple TV+ today announced the Severance cast additions as principal photography is officially under way for the second season of the Emmy Award-winning workplace thriller.
Severance comes from creator and writer Dan Erickson and director and executive producer Ben Stiller. The show is produced by Fifth Season.
“We are thrilled and delighted to be back on set for the exciting second chapter of Severance,” said Severance director and executive producer Ben Stiller.
“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 returning Severance cast includes 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 Academy Award-winner Christopher Walken.
The new Severance cast members include Oscar and Emmy Award nominee Bob Balaban, Robby Benson, Stefano Carannante, Emmy Award nominee Gwendoline Christie, John Noble, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Alia Shawkat, and Emmy Award winner Merritt Wever.
Since the season one premiere of Severance earlier this year, the series has continued to receive broad acclaim, as well as spark global conversations.
The freshman season landed 14 Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and took home 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 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.
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 executive produces for Red Hour Films. In addition to starring, Patricia Arquette serves as producer for season two. Fifth Season is the studio.
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $6.99 per month with a seven-day free trial.
For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.