“Severance” Season 2 Resumes Production After Strikes, Delighting Apple TV+ Fans

Los Angeles, CA – Production for the highly anticipated second season of Apple TV+ series “Severance” has resumed after facing delays due to recent strikes in Hollywood. The show, a popular thriller on the streaming platform, was forced to halt filming in May 2023 when the Writers Guild of America went on strike. The strike was followed by a separate strike by SAG-AFTRA. However, with both strikes now resolved, the production of “Severance” is back on track.

Apple TV+ released a black-and-white photo featuring star Adam Scott running through an illuminated hallway, reminiscent of the Lumon offices where the show is set. Executive producer Ben Stiller expressed his excitement for getting back to work.

“Severance” revolves around Mark Scout, played by Adam Scott, who leads a team at Lumon Industries. The employees of the company undergo a unique “severance” procedure, which separates their memories between their work and personal lives. As the story unfolds, Mark finds himself embroiled in a mystery that forces him to question the true nature of his work and his own identity. The ensemble cast includes Patricia Arquette, Britt Lower, Zach Cherry, John Turturro, Tramell Tillman, Christopher Walken, Jen Tullock, Michael Chernus, and Dichen Lachman.

The series, created by Dan Erickson and directed by Ben Stiller and Aoife McArdle, has garnered critical acclaim. In its first season, “Severance” premiered on Apple TV+ in 2022 and received 14 Emmy nominations, ultimately winning awards for main title design and music composition.

With production back in full swing, fans can look forward to the continuation of the captivating and thought-provoking storylines in “Severance” season 2. The show’s return to filming serves as a testament to the resilience and determination of the cast and crew, who overcame the challenges posed by the recent strikes in Hollywood. As viewers eagerly await the upcoming season, they can anticipate further exploration of the themes of work-life balance, identity, and mystery that have made “Severance” a standout series on Apple TV+.