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Severance season 2: Everything we know so far

The cast of Severance.

In 2022, Disconnection became one of the best shows on Apple TV+ by turning the idea of ​​a workplace drama on its head. Thanks to the sci-fi premise of the series, the separation between work and home life results in two different personalities residing in the same body for each of the employees at Lumon Industries. And employees at work want to know more about who they are outside the office.

Apple TV+ renewed Disconnection for a second season in April 2022, and it’s now been over two years since the season 1 finale due to the 2023 actors and writers strikes. Luckily, a new season is on the way and we’re sharing everything you need to know about Disconnection season 2.

What is Severance about?

The cast of Severance.

Disconnection could have been a standard work drama if it weren’t for the show’s “fire procedure.” Essentially, Lumon Industries has devised a way to split the identities of its employees so that they have no memories of their lives outside of work. When they are in the office, all they know is their names, the duties of their employees, and the skills needed to do their jobs.

This ensures that the employees have two different personas: Innies and Outies. The former are their office personalities, while the latter represent their true selves outside of work. The show primarily focuses on Mark Scout, as played by Adam Scott, as he slowly uncovers clues that Lumon has been hiding major secrets from his employees, including important aspects of their identities.

What happened in the Severance season 1 finale?

Britt Lower in severance pay.

The Innies have successfully found a way to temporarily maintain their personas outside of work. What they discovered was definitive proof that Lumon Industries lied to and manipulated their employees. More importantly, Mark discovered that his late wife, Gemma, is not only still alive, but also a Lumon employee whom Mrs. Casey encounters at work. Meanwhile, Helly Riggs was disturbed to learn that she is really Helena Eagan, the daughter of James Eagan, CEO of Lumon Industries. Helly also realized that as Helena she had voluntarily undergone the dismissal procedure to help legalize it.

Harmony Cobel of Lumon realized what was going on with Mark and Helly, but could not stop Helly from giving a public speech denouncing the dismissal procedure. But because Lumon has stopped the overtime contingency that allowed them to exist in their Innie persona outside of work, Mark, Helly, and their colleague Irving may not retain any of the information they learned.

Who will return for Severance season 2?

Dichen Lachman in Severance.

In addition to Adam Scott as Mark Scout, the following cast members are confirmed to reprise their roles in Disconnection season 2.

  • Zach Cherry as Dylan George
  • Britt Lower as Helly Riggs/Helena Eagan
  • Tramell Tillman as Seth Milchick
  • Jen Tullock as Devon Scout Hale
  • Dichen Lachman as Mrs. Casey/Gemma Scout
  • Michael Chernus as Ricken Hale
  • John Turturro as Irving Bailiff
  • Christopher Walken as Burt Goodman
  • Patricia Arquette as Harmonie Cobel

Who will join the cast of Severance season 2?

Gwendoline Christie on Wednesday.

Several new cast members have signed on Disconnection season 2, most notably Gwendoline Christie, whose previous credits include Game of Thrones, The sandmanAnd Wednesday. Robby Benson, who voiced the Beast in the Disney animated film Beauty and the beastalso joins the cast Zoom And Sleepy Hollow star John Noble.

The other new additions include Arrested developmentWith Alia Shawkat, Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie), Bob Balaban (Waiting for Guffman), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (The tourist), and Stefano Carannante (Mirabilia).

There are currently no details on what characters the new cast members will play. And considering that the premise of Disconnection is built around separating the characters’ working identities from their real selves, there’s a good chance that many of these actors will play dual roles on the show.

What will happen in Severance season 2?

Adam Scott and Britt Lower in Severance.

Director and executive producer Ben Stiller sheds some light on the matter Disconnection season 2 during an interview with Variety. He also revealed that Mark and Helly’s budding romantic relationship will be complicated by the revelation that Gemma is still alive.

“There’s a growing connection between Mark and Helly throughout the season, and on the outside Mark is trying to get over his wife’s death — and then we’ll find out his wife is still alive,” Stiller said. . “To put him in this position where the Innie Mark is, we start to advocate for him and Helly, but now we also want to advocate for Outie Mark to find his wife. That’s an interesting combination and conflict that we’ll explore in the second season.”

Additionally, series creator Dan Erickson told Variety in the same interview that one of the show’s central mysteries in season 2 will be why Lumon faked Gemma’s death and made Mark believe she was gone.

“The question is who was targeted first,” Erickson said. ‘Was Mark targeted because of his relationship with Gemma, or was it the other way around? And that’s something we won’t see this season, but we will see in future seasons. That’s the big question: what’s special about Mark? And is there actually anything special about him or is it more about Gemma, and was he kind of involved? These all remain unanswered this season, but we will work on them.”

During a separate interview with Thrillist, Erickson addressed the mysterious room full of goats that sparked fan theories in Season 1. He said the goats are “part of a bigger picture,” and the answers to that mystery may be revealed in season 2. .

When does Severance season 2 premiere?

The cast of Severance.

Stiller revealed that Disconnection season 2 was filmed between January and April 2024. That could mean a possible release later this year.

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