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Apple renews smash-hit 'Severance' for second season on TV+

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What you need to know

  • Apple has confirmed that 'Severance' is getting a second season.
  • The workplace thriller is fast-becoming one of the best shows on Apple TV+.
  • Ben Stiller and Adam Scott will both be involved in season 2.

Apple has today confirmed 'Severance' is being renewed for a second season on Apple TV+.

The company stated (opens in new tab):

Apple TV+ today announced a second season pick-up for "Severance," the critically acclaimed workplace thriller from creator and writer Dan Erickson, and director and executive producer Ben Stiller. The news arrives ahead of the epic season one finale, which makes its highly anticipated release this Friday, April 8, on Apple TV+.

Director Ben Stiller said "It's really exciting to see the response from people who are loving the show — and the level of fan engagement. It has been a long road bringing 'Severance' to television. I first read Dan's pilot over five years ago. It has always been a multi-season story, and I'm really happy we get to continue it. I'm grateful to our partners at Apple TV+ who have been behind it the whole way. Praise Keir!"

Severance tells the story of employees at Lumon Industries who undergo a neurological procedure to surgically divide their memories between work and personal to create the perfect work-life balance. Thanks to its gripping plot and some unorthodox marketing the show has proven very popular on Apple TV+. The show's finale airs on Apple TV+ this Friday.

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Stephen Warwick
Stephen Warwick

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple.